I love them. Conveniently, they’re one of the species that frequent our yard.
If you remember, I requested a bird feeder for my birthday. gave me a hummingbird feeder, which we hung in the Hawthorn tree by the deck (aka my favorite tree). Though visits were infrequent for a while, it seems they’ve now found it.
gave me bird seed for my birthday, so in early July and I picked out this beauty.
It’s weighted, so it’s squirrel-proof, but the squirrels will happily sit on the deck below and scavenge what the birds drop. Win-win situation.
We have two bird species that hang out in our trees (and lilac bushes) – Chickadees and some basic brown bird that’s about the same size as the Chickadee (I’m not a bird watcher, per se). Both seem a bit nervous still, but they’re getting bolder as time goes on. (The above picture is from Sunday – by Tuesday the feed was down another inch or two.)
I managed to snap these the other day. I sat very still on the deck (which looks like this right now) while waiting for to return from Home Depot. As long as you don’t move, they’ll get pretty close. Unfortunately, they can see us moving inside the house, so it’s hard to get a good glimpse of them.
I hope these pictures brightened your day! More on how I spent my vacation later….