Thursday, January 28, 2016

Birdie Bush Update

Carmi's Thematic Photographic 365 is Lens. Here is a picture of my Canon G15 lens (along with the rest of it, the remote shutter, and my tripod).

Mr. and Mrs. Downy Woodpecker on the deck table, Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:24:29 AM:

I'm also contributing to Michelle's Nature Notes (#348). We had no seed here in D.C., so I put out some whole wheat bread for the birds in the birdie bush.

I guessed the sparrows would like it the more, but I think the cardinals actually ate most of it. I put a slice on a branch, but they pecked it onto the ground and seemed more comfortable getting it there. I also put out some Granny Smith apple cores. They liked those, too.

Yesterday, I was able to get some birdseed:


I'm sticking with the birdie bush for TexWiscGirl's Good Fences 97. The bush is as full of birds as I've ever seen it. (By the way, this is my current guess at its identification.)

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17 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

You have a lovely deck with table and chairs to sit and relax. Nice fencing too!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am looking forward to spring and seeing our snow melt. I lvoe the woodies and the cardinal. The birds appreciate you putting out the bird food. Have a happy day!

Jim H. said...

Save the birds! Brave souls sticking it out through that blizzard.

Cloudia said...

You have a beautiful place, and a beautiful heart to feed the birds! <3

Christine said...

I'm so glad to see the birds enjoying your provisions for them!

ellen b said...

Nice bird and fence shots! I'm seeing lots of snow today via blogs. No snow at my house!

Ida said...

So very nice of you to think of the birds. Sometimes I leave bread out for the birds as well. - The sunshine on the fence in the last shot looks nice.

✿ chica said...

Que lugar e fotos lindas! beijos, chica

TexWisGirl said...

glad they could find forage at your place!

Tanya Breese said...

lucky birds to have you to look out for them!

Michelle said...

Nice to see the Cardinal out!

Rambling Woods said...

The birdie bush is a perfect name for it... Thanks for feeding the birds in this weather.. I have 20 mallards in a tiny place of open water on the pond. They were really hungry..but not now...Michelle

Linda Kay said...

The birds do seem to be congregating in trees and bushes here as well. I love your cardinals.

Bob Scotney said...

Ideal for the birds and the watchers too.

Andy Wilson said...

Appears a lot of the snow has melted?

edenhills said...

I love the little downys. Nice captures of the cardinals as well.

Gilly said...

Ooh, I love those Cardinals! I put out some apples for the blackbirds, but the squirrel came along and took them all off, one by one!