Thursday, November 26, 2009

Checking on the birds, mountain laurels, etc.







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10 comments:

J— said...

That suet stuff is a big draw for the bug eaters, no? I do sunflower seeds, millet, and safflower.

Another Kiwi said...

Mountain Laurels looking good even though still in captivity.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The woodpeckers and nuthatches were loving it, J—. Also, a tufted titmouse dropped by. These and the chickadees are our usual customers up there.

And nutkin hasn't figured out how to bust in, which is a big plus.
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M. Bouffant said...

The Comfy Chair!

Jennifer said...

I had not seen a nuthatch until a couple of years ago. For some reason, they showed up in large numbers. I LOVED THEM! I wish they'd come back... nothing spotted last year... nothing yet this year. They're adorable though and so damn mellow!

Hey, when do the laurels get paroled?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those laurels need to grow big enough that that I don't have to worry about the deer eating them to death, Jennifer.

Not a thing that's likely to happen in my lifetime, I'm afraid.

I've got a lot more nuthatch pictures, I set myself up in a chair near the feeder with a bathrobe over my head for camouflage. However, the sun which otherwise would have been nicely positioned behind my left shoulder was behind clouds, so the birds didn't show up well against the relative bright sky behind them.

I'll give it another try tomorrow when I head back through West Virginia on the way back to Columbus from Ashburn, Va.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The stones in the "looking good" picture look like a partially buried body.


...dangit, now I'm hungry.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I had not seen a nuthatch until a couple of years ago

I often think I may be seeing quite a bit of a nuthatch in the near future....

Snag said...

Looks like a target rich environment today.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

we call it Snag-Bait.