More Winter Birds

Snowing this morning, but yesterday was sunny. The pine grosbeaks -- looks like four pairs -- were joined by a flock of evening grosbeaks. I saw a pair of mourning doves that have been around all winter scuttling around under the feeder; big flock of goldfinches with some red polls mixed in at the thistle feeders; the usual chickadees flickering in and out of the spruces by the creek; my regular downy woodpecker & his big cousin the hairy woodpecker; then, in the afternoon, a couple of starlings, a grackle, and three bluejays.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.