This was such a pretty picture, I had to use it. It’s a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, feeding at one of Joy’s stations. I chose to use it for this week’s Pull Up, because watching birds calms me. I’ve had a stressful week, and there’s no tellin’ when the stress is going to end, so I need something to calm and center me right now. And today, it’s this pretty birdie. I have the same breed that visits my feeders, too, as well as Baltimore Orioles and Indigo Buntings. We also have the “normal” birds – Chickadees, Goldfinches, House Finches, and a huge variety of Sparrows. And then there are the woodpeckers – Downies, Hairies, and Red-Heads, and a Flicker or two. We even had a Pileated lurking around here for a while last spring – that was really cool.
What about you? How was your weekend, and how’s your week shaping up? And what do you do when you’re crazy-stressed out, and need some ‘chill-out and center yourself’ time? Oh, and do you feed the birds? What kinds do you have, frequenting your feeders?