Some neighbour of ours (I don’t know which one, but God bless her) has hung up two small gauze bags with some bird food on the branches of a presently bare garden hedge that faces our balcony, and every now and then a bird flies in and takes a peck at them.
Some days back I spotted a blackbird trying different angles of approach at the yellow bag.
And today there was one – I do not know how it is named, but what’s in a name anyway? – with a blue crown and a black band crossing its eyes. What a magnificent costume, isn’t it?
A strange thing I’ve noticed is that the birds usually go for the yellow bag, while the red one hangs mostly ignored. Is it the colour, or is it the food?