If you’ve been following this blog for the last month or so, you know that I have had a little battle going with the squirrels in our yard. For years they have been keeping me from feeding the birds around here because they are relentless in getting into the feeders and wiping out the seed supply before any bird can get near them…cheeky little devils.
But I seem to have been successful in my latest attempt to hang a birdfeeder where the squirrels can’t get to it. And I have been rewarded by getting to watch the beautiful little birds flitting around and taking advantage of the new “restaurant” in town. I will say, however, I am not happy that the blue jays have found the feeder. They can wipe out the seed supply almost as quickly as the squirrels and the little birds seem to be afraid of them and their raucous ways. But I don’t think there is anything I can do about that except to tell them to go find somewhere else to eat when I see them hanging around.
So I am going to post a few pics I’ve taken of the birds at our birdfeeder. These pics are taken through the window with my long lens so the angles aren’t the best but I have had fun with them nonetheless.
|The Chickadee waits on the windchime.|
|This is a male Downy Woodpecker. They are similar to the much larger Hairy Woodpecker.|
|A Titmouse comes in for a landing while the Nuthatch just minds his own business.|
|This female Cardinal waits her turn on the rosebush.|
|Another glimpse of the Nuthatch.|