Thursday, May 03, 2007

Feed them and they will come

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
I love birds of all kinds, and we certainly have many different varieties that frequent our yard and woods surrounding the house. One of my all-time favorites is the Goldfinch. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but their little chirpy peeps are soothing to the ears. I didn’t even know we had them around. I didn’t see them last year. Since the bears have not been around I thought it was safe to hang a finch feeder on the back deck and see what happened. Filled to the brim with tempting thistle seed, it didn’t take long to attract an audience.

I heard them before I actually saw them. I looked out and could see them sitting in the trees like bright yellow ornaments.
chew-eee chew-eee 
Soon they decided it was safe to come and get something to eat.
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Yesterday morning I looked out and saw a bright blue bird, and on further inspection saw that it was an Indigo Bunting! Gorgeous little blue bird! It was dark and dreary, so I couldn’t get a good pic of him. But, I happen to have a photo that I took of one at our cabin in Colorado, so I’ll share that one instead. Same bird; different location. They are rare in Colorado, but not here. I hope to see him again.
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Arn’t they gorgeous! We have a crow and magpie issue here early mornings are almost intolerable with their noise.
If we find nests we are to report them to the city and they will move them.
Now hubby gathers pebbles and cruises the neighborhood early in the morning. He doesn’t hit them but they don’t appriciate the attention.
He has quite a good throwing arm so after a about a week they move on to more tolerant haunts and we get the small birds back.
Thanks for the pics!

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