Food and water certainly help bring birds to the backyard, but so do places to perch, which is why “we” cut down a small pine tree and tied it to a towering oak near the waterfall fountain.
I think pine trees are pretty, but what is even prettier is when a Pine Warbler lands on one.
At first I though this was a different kind of Warbler, because I am used to them looking like this fellow below…
…but it turns out they have soft, creamy tones before they mature into adulthood.
Before too long he’ll be boasting his brilliant yellow attire, but for now, I think he is quite pretty in pastel.