When I hear an animal or bird has gone extinct I'm sad, but in a distant way. Have I ever seen or heard of this species? Am I sad just on principal? I've never cried over it. More often I'm angry about it. Until I found this bird species' last song. This is the Kauai … Continue reading Kauai O’o: Extinction
Did you know that Sunflower seeds come in 50 pound bags? I didn't, until today. I'd been buying 25-30 pound bags, and when it was snowy and hard to find food, I'd take pity on the little feathered beasties and fill the feeder, put up a suet block, and cover all the rails with seed. … Continue reading Spoiled Little Birdies
My father-in-law caught a deer! No photos included, ya'll, because yuck. We went over on Sunday to see him, and he was in the porch, deer hung up, butchering it. It was pretty gory. Which, I thought it would be harder than it was to see the deer. But it really didn't bother me other … Continue reading Chickadees Eat Meat?
This last winter, we fed the birds because the snow got a bit crazy, and I was worried the little feathered mooches would die. So we bought a bag of sunflower seeds and a bag of mealworms. We eventually used up the sunflower and stopped feeding them. I stashed the mealworm bag under my desk … Continue reading Mealworms, Mealworms Everywhere!
This cold spell has been hard on the bird population, so we've started feeding again. My husband took some photos for me, and the gold finches were going to town the other morning! It was sleeting, but they didn't care; they were all about the sunflower seeds! And another photo: They're so cute! I just … Continue reading So Many Birdies!
Okay, I can't take credit for this at all, but my husband caught a photo of the Red Headed Woodpecker! He had to zoom in like crazy, hence the graininess - I don't have a particularly nice camera. But! There it is! PROOF! And I just had to share. *smile*
I had mentioned that we are putting out feed for the birds right now. (I say 'we' because my husband has been kind enough to feed them when they ran out and I wasn't home.) We have a little Downy Woodpecker who loves the Suet, and I enjoy watching him. He/she is pretty aggressive and … Continue reading That Bird is STEALTHY I Tell You
I SO wish I had caught photos of this. We had a big squirrel feeding on the bird seeds on our rail, and it was bright and sunny outside, so the house was dim to him. My husband walked up near the window to watch him. He didn't notice. So my husband unlocked the door. … Continue reading Squirrels Are Skittish Creatures
I'm not someone who feeds birds. My mom feeds hers extensively, and I'm pretty sure they think she's a blond haired goddess because when she's outside the fly right up to her and land on feeders she's holding. I like watching them at home, but I'm a bit indifferent to feeding them. Until I saw … Continue reading Why Am I Hearing Spring Bird Calls?
My husband and I attended a wedding this last weekend for his cousin, and I'm so happy that she's happy! She's made some major changes in her life, all self motivated, and I've been really impressed with the hard work she put in and her results. It turns out the guy she found actually went … Continue reading October Wedding!