Thanksgiving is just about here for us Canadians.
I'm grateful for the birds who share my space...
for the brilliant red Cardinal who carefully guarded his little ones this summer...
the jittery Pheasant who dares only visit the feeders in the depth of winter,
woody the woodpecker
and the Evening Grosbeaks who will soon be back to denude the crab apple tree...
for the American Goldfinches who always bring friends
and the humming birds who swoosh around our heads all summer long.
So happy the cardinal babies are growing strong
and another Goldfinch.
Grateful the two geese didn't choose our pond for nesting!
The Chickadees who are always here willing to gossip
and the little sparrow whose name I've forgotten
Most of all I'm grateful for the mighty Eagle who soars overhead.
Thankful for the Blue Jays who clown around my feeders
and even the squadron of pigeons....
for the seagulls riding the winds above
and the noisy crows who thankfully decided not to nest in the tree on the driveway this year!
For the beautiful Northern Flickers
and the Heron who spent most evenings in the pond this summer.
We enjoy their company so very much.