Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Going to the Birds {#SOL16 Day 16}

I love birds.

I get super excited when I see the first Robin of the spring.  When I hear the familiar cry of the Sandhill Crane flying overhead, I tweet about it.  I will stop dead in my tracks if I hear the buzz of a hummingbird visit the honeysuckle vine on the archway over my patio.

I used to have only one bird feeder.  Now I have three.

And a peanut feeder.

And a couple of sliced oranges wedged into some branches.

And I might have a hummingbird feeder on standby for summer.

If I hear birds chirping out front at the feeders, I sneak into the front office to peek out the window to see what they are.  This weekend, I was lucky and spied two Red Winged Blackbirds, two Cardinals, a Blue Jay and two Redheaded Woodpeckers on the feeders at the same time.  BONUS!

I'm hoping that soon I will see the orange chested Oriole and the bright Bluebird visit the feeders. (Fingers crossed!)

My husband calls me crazy, but really, I don't think he likes spending money on birdseed every week.

I don't care.

I love my birds.


  1. I can totally relate to this post. l love seeing the birds and am thrilled when I can identify them. We've just begun to see red headed woodpeckers--such beauties--at our feeders! I always thrill when I hear the call of an oriole or see a bluebird. Keep on enjoying those birds!

  2. I am a bit jealous of your bird feeders. I would like to add a "bird condo" to my yard because our backyard is like a wildlife sanctuary. I can only imagine what it would attract. Enjoy!

  3. "My" robin returned this week. I feel like it's the same one every year, and it makes me happy. Like you, love those birds. I studied and worked with sandhill cranes in the southwest part of CO once with my students, Jennifer. It was an awesome trip. Hope you see those next birds soon.

  4. Not crazy. You are not catching them. Birds are beautiful to watch.

  5. I can't wait to start doing this!

  6. I don't know much about birds, but I'm excited to set up some feeders in my new yard. I know where I need to go for some advice now! :)


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