I enjoy watching all the different birds that come on our
property. We have a lot of softwood trees and 5 huge maples
that provide nesting spots and shelter for them.
I don't usually feed the birds as the feed attracts squirrels
and our dog doesn't like those little critters.
Actually, he does like them and would love to get his
paws on one and will stop at nothing to attempt this.
Even jump at the dining room window.
So I gave up on feeding birds but, in February I start
feeling sorry for them and hang out a niger seed feeder
and a suet cake on the ham radio tower next to the back deck.
(so far, no squirrels at them)
Our neighbours do a great job at feeding the birds all year around
so they do get some help.
So far there are lots of chickadees coming for the suet.
They are so cute and move so fast.
They take turns flitting to and fro, waiting to take their turn.
Friday morning a larger bird landed at the suet holder and
stayed a while. I grabbed the camera and took a couple
of photos then got out my bird book and found it was a
I don't think I've ever seen one before although I may have
heard one and didn't know it because they mimic other bird sounds.
This bird is the size of a robin and has pretty white bands on
it's wings and tail feathers. I will definitely be looking for
it again, and listening too.
Last Saturday hubby and I were driving along the road and
saw a crow picking at something along the side of
the road. From a distance we noticed something large
and brown moving too. As we got closer the large 'thing'
flew up and it was a bald eagle.
It was so huge!
They were sharing 'lunch' together on a roadkill.
That's the closest I've seen an eagle and I didn't have my camera!!
What a sight to see it fly up into the trees as we passed by.
Common Red Polls?? March 11/11 - on the feeder taken through the window
Isn't he cute?
That's about as exciting as it gets around here these days.
Waiting for spring and the birds to return.
It's snowing this morning and will be changing over to rain
this afternoon and evening.
Do you feed our feathered friends?
I hope you have a nice and relaxing weekend.
And, look around your yard and see what birds are there.
They are fun to watch.