Have outdoor cats, but love birding? You and I are in the same boat. Sylvester the cat and Tweety the bird aren’t just a cliche in the animal world. 1,005 more words
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We got a “squirrel-proof” bird feeder for Christmas. The central core is a hopper and seed tray that is held stationary by the hanging rod, but the outer box, consisting of the clear roof and perching rails, is free to swivel around (and around and around), should a squirrel try to hang on it. 100 more words
The Junco Bunker
Weather-wise, yesterday was a brutal day. Winds were high, snow was blowing, but my junco buddies were undaunted. These tough little birds just kept coming back, to dig furiously with their little back feet until the snow gave way beneath them to reveal the tiny specks of seed. 155 more words
Chilly and drizzling.
Five male red-winged blackbirds (first ever seen in the area) at back seed feeder (black oil sunflower seeds, peanut halves, and a hulled mix of safflower and sunflower seeds), demonstrating typical non-breeding behavior, eating and traveling together with red and yellow epaulets at minimum visibility. 73 more words
Last summer in the community gardens I planted a row of glorious sunflowers along the edges of my plots. They grew tremendously high, ten feet many of them, faces to the sun, and yellow petals being tickled by ginormous bumble bees. 268 more words