Saturday, February 27, 2010

For The Birds

I have been watching and feeding birds that are only passing through. It may be a little uninteresting to some, but I get excited when I see them all gathered around the feeders, or in a tree.

The Cedar Waxwings are only here for a day or so, on their way north. They were gorging themselves on the Bradford Pear fruit and trying to dodge the local Mockingbird, who considered this his own personal grocery store.

It's funny. When we lived out in the country, with more birds than you could imagine, I wasn't nearly as interested in birdwatching as I am now. Of course, I didn't have a digital camera then either, so taking photos of them was almost impossible.

The Goldfinches have been here for a week or more. I'm surprised they haven't disappeared, because they too are on their way north.

As you can see, there are so many empty sunflower shells, that I need to clean the area up a bit. I have raked some of them off, but obviously I need to work a little harder.  The Goldfinches like feeding from the ground though, so I'll probably wait until they move on.

Today should be pretty warm and nice... a perfect day for yardwork. Alas, it's still too soon to start planting, and my neck pain issue is not resolved. I may need to hold off on any raking until I see a doctor. Oh bother.

1 comment:

Erin said...

love the bird pics :-)