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.

6 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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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