Let me first say, I know this pic is horrid, shot through the window. But this bird is so quick it's the only pic I've managed to capture. If you look carefully, you can make it out. I call him Mr. No-Tail because, as you can see, he is minus a tail - the whole thing is gone. But somehow he flies beautifully, landing alongside my one-legged finch to scoff up sunflower seeds. He's been arriving every morning.
The Crooked Little House has become the island of misfit animals - Buddha with half an ear, Erb with his paralyzed leg, and now the birds. But it makes my heart swell to know they can come here and get nourishment, and dare I say love.