BUCOLIC CREATURES AND THE FEEDERS ON THE DECK … Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Bucolic

How much more bucolic can one get than spending hours staring out the window, watching nature nibble its way through our feeders? These days, every time I get up for any reason, the first thing I do is look out the window to see what’s on the feeders. Early in the morning, usually a big squirrel. Later, birds — and another squirrel. Eventually, the squirrel has something else to do and the birds get a go at it

They come in waves. We welcome flocks of Goldfinch, Cowbirds, Woodpeckers, Doves, Nuthatches, Chickadees, Carolina Wrens … and the occasional Cardinals (male and female), finches of various kinds. They all come. The bucolic birds and critters of the woods. Sometimes, they sing, too.

Garry filled the feeder yesterday and it is more than half empty today. I figure that’s probably the doves and the squirrels. Those are BIG eaters!

Our favorite 4-legged furry bird

Pretty red House Finch

Brown-headed Cowbird and red House Finch

A pair of bright yellow Goldfinch

Chickadee and Goldfinch

Flocks of Goldfinch

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Lady Cardinal

Cardinal, well-fed!



Categories: #FOWC, birds, Blackstone Valley, Daily Prompt, Fandango's One Word Challenge, Nature, Photography, Squirrel, Woodpeckers

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  1. You got some lovely images. I might have to fill my feeders again. But the squirrels really do a job on them, emptying them in a day, it seems.

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  2. Isn’t it so wonderful to see the goldfinches putting on their summer clothes?? Great photos, Marilyn, thank you!

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  3. The Brown Headed Cowbird must be really hungry- or loves your seed- they are usually ground feeders!

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  4. You do have such an array of beautiful and exotic garden birds over there, Marilyn. And your photos certainly do them justice. It’s good to see what local bird life looks like in another part of the world. 🙂

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  5. Just looking at those photos makes my day a little better. 😀

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  6. The red headed finch is beautiful. What a variety of birds! So awesome!

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  7. Your bird photos are truly stupendous. Bravo! And those little friends, critters and else must eat you to ruin – when I look at the size of the feeders and the half emptyness after a few hours…. but by God, they‘re beautiful and at least something to make you guys happy!!!!

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  8. Additionally you are invited (although not compelled) to join us in a silly poetry challenge:

    http://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/04/28/bucket-list-poetry/

    It’s quick, but I ‘get’ it that you’re highly involved with other things. I just thought it’d be great to see what you might come up with! 🙂

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  9. I really really enjoy these bird photos that you share! Such a huge variety of them and all so joyful. How wonderful of you & Garry to provide a movable feast of a sort for them! 🙂

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    • They are fun to shoot and I don’t have to drive anywhere — it all happens on my back deck and the camera is just sitting on the table, waiting for me. It has taken a lot of the stress out of photography for me 😀

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  10. We do not get such an interesting collection of birds here. We have plenty of sparrows and robins and a few cardinals visit regularly. There is always a woodpecker in the area and I am sure one ruined a few big branches to our tree just a few years ago.

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    • Woodpeckers don’t ruin branches. The bugs they are eating did the ruining. The woodpeckers just eat the bugs. They have no interest in healthy wood. So if woodpeckers are attacking a branch, or heaven forbid your house, your problem isn’t woodpeckers. It’s probably termites. They LOVE termites.

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  11. Busy day at the bird feeder.
    Leslie

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  12. Why don’t they call him a red-crowned woodpecker? There is much more red on his crown than on his tummy. I know that is his name but I take occasion to it!!! Do you ever run out of seed in your feeders? That must be a major item in your budget! Love the photos, though, and appreciate your identifying them.

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  13. You really have a fantastic choice of birds.

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