The Colourful Feathers of Fall

Over the weekend, I ventured down into the backyard to see what kind of activity was happening on the land level.  The birds that showed up all seemed to be feathered in the colours of fall.

Now, before going on, I should pause and say that I am thinking of adopting the British  spelling of the word “colour” instead of sticking with the u-less American  version. I was mentioning my preference for this version to a fellow blogger over at de Wets Wild (you do want to add this site to your “favourites”…and yes, I am adopting that word as well!) and we agreed that keeping the “u” simply makes the word more grand.

Anyway, as I was saying, the birds that made an appearance were robed in rustic brown…

…and rusty red.

In gleaming gold…

…and in copper with cream.

And then there was the male Towhee, who looks like a poster child for the colors of Halloween.

I wish I could have gotten a picture of the female Towhee as she truly sports the hues of autumn, but that will have to wait for another post.

And who knows, perhaps I will start a “restore the u” petition and try to right the wrong that Noah Webster instigated.  Hey, if one man could have the letter removed, one woman might be able to have it returned to its rightful place!


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