Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Neighbors

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.


  1. Donaldsville LarryNovember 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Thank you! You've identified the group of 8 to 12 birds who work over our back yard about every other day until the neighbor's cat comes to chase them away. Small, busy looking for their food in the bark and on plants, and fun to watch!

  2. Jim, did you hear about the Lazuli Bunting that showed up here in Alaska near Anchorage last month. A really rare traveler to our state that usually hangs out in New Mexico.

  3. Jim -- No, I did not know about the bunting in Alaska. Beautiful birds, we see them every year in Elkton.