Waiting for the weather to warm up. It was warmer yesterday, the HIGH all day was –2F or -18C but the wind was so very cold. It has not been fit for man or beast. The birds are busy at the feeders.
The little Red Polls are eating us out of house and home. A ten pound bag of Niger thistle seed disappears every week. Oh well..once you start feeding it is unfair to stop.
How many can fit on the thistle feeder?
Sometimes there are so many feeding at once that it is impossible to count them.
One day I sat out on the bench. Just like that I could feel the air currents as hundreds of wings took flight, in a few seconds the air was filled with birds and the whoosh whoosh of their wings flapping away, then it was quiet. Very quiet. Out of nowhere a Hawk appeared high up in a tree. He surveyed the area, saw I was way to large to eat and flew off, just as I raised my camera ..darn. That day the Redpolls didn’t return for a long time.
We usually have a few “slow birds” you know the ones. The ones left behind when everyone else flies away..and they have the feeder all to themselves. One day we worried about one for a long time..then he finally flew away.
Someone along the river in town has a Cardinal..I am very jealous..and if the guy wasn’t a pain in the butt I would ask if I could get some photos.
We are just hanging out..this is day five at home..I am going to see if a vehicle will start and go to town and buy some more birdseed.
Our HIGH today is supposed to be +2 F or –16C ..woohoo…almost summerlike compared to the last week:)