Songbirds in the woods around the Nature Center have learned to trust humans who hold out food for them in their hands. (Signs along the trails politely ask people to feed the birds ONLY by hand, not to put food on the ground for them, and NOT to feed the cranes.) On the last day of my sister's visit, we walked in these woods and fed the birds. Feeling their almost negligible weight and the tiny prick of their claws as they land and daintily snatch the chosen seed is a pleasure beyond description.
Kensington Metropark, Milford Township, MI
May 14, 2013
(For those who care, but don't yet know, this was a tufted titmouse.)