One Spring Day in Winter – New Feeders, Happy Birds

One day earlier this week, the wind and rain had finally stopped, temperatures were in the 50’s and the sun was shining. Inside the house, our carpets were being cleaned so to stay out of the way I sat in the backyard to watch the birds.

I’d put up new feeders recently, with seeds and nuts, to help my little birds over the cold spell.

I could hear the nuthatches and chickadees talking.

“Sue, come look! No food left!”

I did, and there wasn’t. I quickly refilled the feeder and the nuthatch appeared first to eat.

The chickadees were next.

Then, more chatter.

“Hey, Sue! You forgot the suet!”

Indeed, I had.

“I’ll get right on it!”

The chickadees were grateful.

Today, we’re back to rain and cold and dreary skies.

But at least we had one day of spring this week.

~ Susanne

12 Comments on “One Spring Day in Winter – New Feeders, Happy Birds

  1. I love how you are having a conversation with your sweet little friends! You are so lucky to not have a pigeon problem, Susanne. I tried putting a seed feeder in the backyard a couple of months ago and the pigeons took it over right away. My sweet little birds were run off by the flying pigs! πŸ˜‚ I have a Hummingbird feeder there now which the pigeons ignore.

    • Thanks, John. I guess I’m lucky to only get birds I enjoy and those who are willing to share! I’ve never seen a pigeon in my yard before! πŸ™‚

      • You are so lucky! Pigeons are a real problem here, pest companies offer ways to control them.

  2. Great idea, Susanne! Dreary here, too–foggy 😦 But we did have some sunshine on Tuesday. Nothing but rain, blah. I’ve been feeding the Northern Flickers and DE junkos the black sunflower seeds–I just throw it on top of the snow and they come swooping in–yesterday about 20 quail visited too! Got a few grainy pics, LOL!

    • Thanks, Terri. I never get tired of watching the birds! πŸ™‚ I haven’t seen any flickers come to my feeders yet, but they may discover them eventually. I have lots of juncos but they seem happy to feed from the lawn. We don’t get quail but I love them too!

  3. We warmed up this week and had a titmouse in the crabapple tree in the front. Sadly we also had a casualty – a chickadee must have flown into the front bay window. We found it on the front porch before the feral cats did….

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  5. I don’t mind the Wood Pigeons. They need to eat too. But your smaller birds are very cute. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

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