The past four days have been jam-packed with all the details of moving, making decisions and arrangements on changes that need to be made on our new-to-us house in West Salem. It has been very taxing, but we are making progress, and today we paused long enough to meet some of our new neighbors. Mrs. Junco came around early this morning, checking out the back yard. Juncos are the perfect bird to remind me of winter in Oregon.
In the afternoon we caught Mr. and Mrs. House Finch taking a bath. It seems cold for a bath to me, but they seemed to be enjoying it.
We like our new neighbors, the juncos and the finches, but then again they may have already been here for a while and consider us as the “new” neighbors.