Today's moment of winter

bird in bush Buckingham Pond

We've noticed these little birds hanging out in big bushes on sunny afternoons, feathers puffed, as they warm themselves, ensconced in the protective branches. (Also sometimes it sounds like they're having the most cheerful, chirpy conversations.)

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There are two bushes on Philip Street, at the entrance to the pocket park. Every morning they are stuffed with these birds, wildly chirping. Beneath the bushes is a ring almost like sawdust. I've wondered if someone is throwing seed down there to feed them, or if they're eating or slowly destroying them.

Northern Mockingbird.

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