A Harbinger of Winter

A Harbinger of Winter

A few weeks ago I noticed a new visitor to my birdfeeders or, more specifically, the ground beneath my feeders. It was a cute, little, charcoal gray and white bird with a little pale beak. At first I assumed I was imagining the color... maybe I was just looking at a common sparrow with a dark shadow being cast along its back. Then I realized that it was a perfectly sunny day, and a perfectly sunny spot, and nothing else in the surrounding area was being darkened by a shadow.

Well, I'm pretty sure you know what happened next...

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