Thursday, December 17, 2009

backyard birds

We now have four bird feeders right outside the back door. We added a milk carton feeder and this hanging thing Steve made. I have put seed on this thing at least twice a day since the snow stayed last week and we've had lots of little visitors.
Many chickadees, the most I've seen at once is about 8.
We also see a pair of blue jays and a pair of downy woodpeckers.

The male woodpecker and one of the blue jays (male?) have done this a couple of times. They seem to sit there looking in at me and waiting for some tasty treats to be brought out. They are seriously beautiful. When our housesitter is in we'll ask her to feed them regularly to keep them coming. They boys love to watch them, especially Tadhg.

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