After out first snowfall I had to give our little feathered friends a hand to dig out from under the white stuff so they could find some seeds. You can just see a little chickadee trying to land on one of the perches.
It sure has been a busy spot since it snowed. (chickadees, juncos, bluejays, evening & pine grosbeaks, a nuthatch, and downy & hairy woodpeckers) I wish I had more time to just sit, watch and wait with the camera; I would never get anything else done.
Try and make time Candace you know I gaze out the window here at the back of the computer looking at the birds in the trees. And when I sit out on the back decking doing a jigsaw puzzle I dont get much done either. I spend that time looking at all the Birds having fun in the many bird baths we have around the garden Actually I spend a lot of time looking at the Birds here they give me so much pleasure
Winter has arrived. We got about 37cm in 24 hours. The good thing is, it's not that cold, daytime highs of -3C, which is a nice day if it's not windy. But it could be all gone next weekend as they are forecasting +4C. Have had lots of birds to watch; (chickadees, juncos, downy and hairy woodpeckers, bluejays, evening and pine grosbeaks, a nuthatch and a mischievous squirrel) They are keeping me busy filling up the feeders. Stay well my friend.
Things are winding down Carole. The end of another cycle. We shipped out most of our calves this week.
We have already had our Thanksgiving. Ours is earlier than yours; but I can't believe how close it is to Christmas. The boys were able to book holidays and are coming home for Xmas.
No, sadly we don't have a dog anymore. Just a We had a dog for many years when the boys were growing up. He was a collie/german shepherd. It was to hard when he passed.
At this point I just don't want to have to worry about what to do with a dog if we want to do any traveling. The cat is more independent and doesn't mind being left at home on her own. She lives outside most of the time anyway. We have a neighbor who checks on the farm and feeds her if we are away.
I don't have a problem with the squirrels getting on this one Edie. The pole is metal and they can't climb it, and it isn't close enough to any trees for them to jump on to. I have this feeder set up so I can sit and watch the birds out my dining-room window.
I never thought of a metal pole.,,you sure? We have tons of trees everywhere and our back fence is I-70 ( a very busy highway in colorado) I have never seen one of these birds in our yard ever. I cant even get a hummingbird to come to our yard.