dcv at scn.org
Wed Mar 22 08:04:34 PST 2000
Back in the seventies my wife and I lived in an apartment which had a
flat-roofed house below. A one-legged gull used to land there and we
started tossing him some scraps. We named him Peg Leg.
To increase our enjoyment we put a small homemade birdseed shelf on one of
the window sills and enjoyed watching the little sparrows coming to feed.
Suddenly, one day, a large beautiful bird landed and started picking out
the sunflower seeds from the mix. It was spectacular, with a black
crescent under the neck, a spectacled belly, long beak, and a red
moustache. It showed reddish under the wings when it flew. We couldn't
I went to the bookstore that day and poured over the bird books trying to
find it. Finally, there it was. That Red-shafted Flicker made a
birdwatcher out of me.
Dan Victor, Seattle, mailto:dcv at scn.org ___.-////
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