Sunday, April 01, 2007


For the last three days it's been raining in Minnesota. Today the rain finally gave way to heavy winds. It was as if the winds had brought flocks of birds. On a small tree in the back of my house, I saw robins, house finches, gray juncos, and the common cackle. The most striking bird of the bunch was the cedar waxwing. It's an awsome bird with hints of green-grey. Its face is black like a cardinal. The tips of the tailfeathers are a bright golden yellow, which contrasted wonderfully against the drab sky and brown trees.