Thanks to Liisa, at 10:25 this morning I was able to spot him in the two
smallish trees just west of the benches in Wee Stinky Glen. He was
eating some of the dessicated fruit in one tree (crab apple?), then went
down to the water to get a drink, then flew back up and spent quite
awhile in the tree with small yellow flowers (cornellian cherry?)
preening and sunning himself. When he isn't moving, he can be
surprisingly hard to spot - only his breast is brightly colored - but he
is completely lovely!
Thanks also to Vanessa Ng who posted such a great description of the
pattern of his movements a week or two ago - he must have read her post,
he followed it to a 'T'.
On 3/17/2016 12:50 PM, Liisa S. Mobley wrote:
At 10:15 am, the bird was sitting in the little tree in the courtyard by the
back entrance to the Cornell store, in the sunshine. I seem to find him most
often in sunny areas; I don't know if he's just easier to spot, as the yellow
feathers glow more brightly, or if he likes to sun himself.
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