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in our fast-paced modern world, it's only the five days of christmas

2004-01-02 - 8:52 a.m.

Hummingbird Report: The Rufous/Allen's is using the back feeder.

The neighbors have removed their huge Christmas display. I noticed it a couple of days ago. Perhaps they celebrate "Shopping"mas rather than Christmas and as the shopping frenzy ends on December 26, they have no wish to keep the decorations up.

Haven't they ever heard of the 12 days of Christmas?

I think I posted the same gripe last year but I'm not motivated enough to check right now.

We had a good traditional feast yesterday -- cabbage, black-eyed peas, ham. More champagne. I think I've finally had enough champagne to hold me for awhile. Cookie ate four black-eyed peas, so I confidently expect him to find his ninety million dollars in the coming year. He also literally and vigorously rang in the new year with his copper bell.

There are several Eurasian Collared-Doves zipping around, and I think I just saw a Sharp-Shinned Hawk darting through the trees but it was too fast for me to be certain.


An Eastern Phoebe visited the yard for a few minutes. It still has a very nice yellow wash on its undersides like a fresh fall bird.


The hummingbird visited many times during the day. I last saw her at around 4 P.M. Figures. The only "short day" was when the banding trap went up.

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