Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hoarding disorder

In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.

Birds Eye View by Kathryn Hansen (c)2017 10x13.5

These red-capped acorn hoarders live in the ancient oaks in my charming little city nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains north of LA. 
I can easily spot them in the winter months perched in bare treetops. 

There's even a granery tree on the hiking path I frequent that is just riddled with acorn-filled holes up and down the trunk.
Besides their parrot like squawks giving them away, the steady drumming on the trees echo through the trails as well.
They are one of my favorite birds to see and hear out in nature!
 This drawing is Dakota approved! 👍


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