Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I'm starting to feel a little better this afternoon - especially after sleeping longer than Rip Van Winkle. Thank you everyone for your get well wishes! Here's my little chickadee friend who I'm always happy to see. Watching the birds is good medicine for the soul.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I was in the hospital the past couple days with flu complications. I hope no one ever has to go through what I did. Definitely the worst flu I've ever experienced in my life. Next year, a flu shot is on top of my list. I will catch up with all of you in the next few days. If you haven't gotten your flu shot - go get it! Take care.
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Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Want to know why this Goldfinch was upset? (I could hear his noisy protests from inside the confines of my log cabin.)
Because the Pine Siskin knocked him off the thistle feeder! (P.S. I put another thistle sock out for him.) Play nice little birdies!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We are driving up to our log cabin this afternoon. There's a lot of snow (our area has already had 70 inches of snowfall) and it will be very cold. I can't wait to see my "log cabin birds." Will the eagle fly by? Will the pileated allow me a better shot of him? Will the chickadees continue to eat from my hand? I am anxious to find out!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This male Downy Woodpecker was waiting his turn to eat from one of the suet feeders that the Red bellied Woodpecker was on. There are 2 other suet feeders in my yard, but for some reason he really wanted this particular one. It made me realize how patient and determined he was.
He that can have patience, can have what he will.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Tufted Titmouse's instructions for eating:
- First you position the seed between your two claws,
- Then you bend over and closely examine it.
- You break it open with your beak and enjoy the little sunflower seed inside.
- And then tell that Blue Jay to be quiet! You're trying to eat!
What's his problem?!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
A cool fact I found out about the male House Finch. It gets its red pigment from the food it eats. The more pigment in the food, the redder the male. Also, the females prefers to find the reddest male to mate with. I just put some cranberries out in the feeder to help this guy out. :-0
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
(Special note: if you read my log cabin blog, I am gratuitously using the same photo)
Today is my birthday! I started thinking about when I started loving and becoming interested in birds. I think it was when I was 3 years old. I submit as proof this photo of me on my 3rd birthday with my Papa. Please note the Donald Duck slippers I chose to wear with my party dress. And that's where it all began.......somebody get me a camera!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Bear with me on all these chickadee and woodpecker photos this week - they were my most popular visitors up at the log cabin. Now at my downstate home I have Bob the Mourning Dove and his 20 friends he invited over for the winter.
The perfect nut!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Me: Hi Mrs. Hairy Woodpecker. Glad to see you and hope you're enjoying the suet cakes I've put on the tree for you.
HW: Ssh! I hear something...
HW: Yes, I definitely heard something and it's very loud! I'm going to go investigate. You wait here Shelley. On 2nd thought, quit skimping on the suet cakes and put some more out!