BIRD SURPRISES on VALENTINES DAY 2017

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Feb. 14,  2017

To kick off my Valentine’s Day,  this beautiful female Cardinal  came to partake in  the free bird  buffet in my backyard.

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Surprisingly, this dainty  Black Capped Chickadee was in search of a new treat and  came to my peanut feeder  – the first time ever I have seen a Chickadee at the peanut feeder.

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Another first – this  female Mockingbird must have been  very hungry because for the first time in my many years of feeding the birds, it is the first time I have had a Mockingbird at the suet…

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or at the peanut feeder…..

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or eating the black-oiled sunflower seeds.  Since she  is not a frequent visitor, she was puzzled and unaware of my love for bungee cords.

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Not sure why the grumpy attitude…..

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Lastly,  this  finch stopped by for a quick dip in the heated bird bath – he  must have been getting spruced up for  his Valentines Day plans!

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The finale  dance of the bath……

 

Hope you enjoyed  my feathered visitors and  also your  own Valentines Day!

Thanks for reading!

WINTER FEASTING FOR MY BACKYARD BIRDS

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Cardinal dressed up in his Christmas red coat.

December 18, 2014

Yesterday morning, with the snow flakes gently falling, I refilled the winter’s supply of nutrition for my little,  but ever so entertaining,  backyard birds.  Within moments of  going back inside, the show began at my kitchen window……..

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Black-capped Chickadee

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Flicker Woodpecker

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Finch, with just a hint of her Christmas colors

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Female Cardinal  looking a little grumpy but yet  her comb all done in an updo for the holidays

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My  favorite for last  – the Tufted Tit Mouse – who are so  darn fast I’m always lucky to get one photo, yet today I got three!

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Coming in for a landing…..

Hope you enjoyed the show! Thanks for reading!

PLEASE FEED OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS WHEN IT SNOWS

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Posting Dated  January 25, 2014

The snow has melted now ( thank God) .  Just like a lot of the country, we got hit with some winter weather this month.  But, in spite of the snow, a bird feeder and some water will still bring bird watching opportunities, plus, our feathered friends will be very grateful.  Here’s a sampling of my visitors:

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Carolina Wren

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Tufted Tit Mouse ( one of my favorites)

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Dark Eyed Junko

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Cardinal

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This Eurasian Sparrow and his mate  has been living in this house since last summer.

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Black capped chickadee  and  a Song Sparrow ( I think).  The Song Sparrow is  a regular  at my feeders and my birdbath all year round.

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A Gold Finch with her winter colors.

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