Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Evening and Morning at the Bird Feeders


 Juncos at the Bird Feeder
See the little fella perched on top?

What? A lamp in the bird feeder? I took this photo about 4 PM. Check the photo below to see 'the rest of the story.'


 I loved how the sinking sun threw light onto the glass of the bird feeder, and of course I had to grab my camera. Late afternoon light is fleeting, and a few seconds makes all the difference.

Finches, Junco, and Chickadee
They're eating what the others kick from the feeder.

 You two can actually eat together?
Desperate times call for desperate measures, I guess.
Bluejay and Cardinal


Red-bellied Woodpecker




The four preceding photos were taken early morning.

Do you feed the birds?  It's not exactly cheap, but our first real snow arrived November 10. Where else would the birds find food with all this snow cover? Birds are such beautiful creatures.  I'm so thankful that our loving and generous God gave us birds to enjoy. I'm also thankful that my husband has never called bird seed 'shredded money, ' as he has nicknamed the dog food. Grrrr.

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46 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh I love the light shining through the bird feeder! Perfect timing!

Arlene Grimm said...

Is there anything prettier than a cardinal in the snow? When we lived at our old house, our back yard was full of cardinals in the winter. How they lift one's spirits.

Cattails said...

Thanks for sharing these pretty birds with us. The sun on the feeder is my favorite shot!

eileeninmd said...

Your yardbirds are beautiful. I enjoy feeding my yardbirds. I think they appreciate the seed and food even more when there is snow around.. Have a happy day!

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the birdhouse looking like there was a light inside:) Sweet birdies together, LOVE it! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Linda Kay said...

Judy, so delightful. The cardinal and the jay...what a catch! We do feed the birds, and my hubby spends a lot on the feed. I love all but those darned white wing doves. (or pigeons, as I call them).

Susie said...

I love your beautiful birds. I love seeing blue jays and cardinals together. That was a great shot of the setting sun shining thru the feeder glass. You are right about how fast the sun sets at this time. Blessings for a great day, xoxo,Susie

Diane said...

Great pictures!! Love the "light" in the bird feeder too.

Sandra said...

I love the shot of the jay and cardinal, very unusual for them to share so close to each other, must be all the food.. no, we don't feed birds, in Florida there is no need to, but we would not anyway because of Jake the Hunter...

Pamela Gordon said...

"Shredded money". Good one. I'm glad my husband doesn't think that as well. Your photos are gorgeous. I love the one of the barn and silo with the setting sun. Yes, I'm feeding the birds and am getting lots of chickadees, a few finches and juncos, downey woodpeckers and mourning doves. I enjoy watching them at the feeders and in the yard. Oh. I forgot the squirrels. I'm feeding them too, apparently. Wonderful photos!

Elaine Lewis said...

I do feed the birds because if I don't then they are in my coop trying to get at the chicken feed. I enjoy keeping a feeder in the tree outside my front window. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

EG CameraGirl said...

The first photo really does look like a lamp is shining in it.

Lynne said...

I loved this Judy . . . perfect post . . .
Especially if you are a bird lover like I am . . .
The Juncoes have been here in droves . . . the "white outs" seem to bring them . . .
What a great photo with the sun showing through the feeder glass.
We feed the birds, well worth the money spent to have my "bird friends" with me each day . . .
HAPPY THANKSGIVING JUDY . . .

TexWisGirl said...

between dog food, horse feed, bird seed and scratch feed, i spend more than i do on myself. but it's worth it. :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous photos! Your photos look like Christmas cards! xoxo

Nancy said...

Love the sun-lit feeder photos! You were in the right place at the right time.

My neighbor feeds birds and they fly into my yard and hide in the bushes from the hawk that frequently patrols the area.

Terri D said...

I love your photos (always) and especially like that you know what kind of birds are eating at your table! I know cardinal and blue jay, eagles, osprey, and Florida crackers...that's the extent of my knowledge. We don't need to feed the birds in Florida. They have a steady supply from nature, all year long. I love that you and so many others do, though, so they don't starve in the ice and snow!

Debby Ray said...

That's awesome how the setting sun illuminated that birdfeeder. When I first looked at your post I went "w-h-a-a-a-t???" LOL. I just love watching the birds on our feeders and the blue jays don't come around much although I hear them shreaking. There's also nothing more beautiful than a bright red cardinal in the snow!

Ginny said...

Wow, the sun DOES make it look lit up inside! SO pretty, like a birdie living room! And my next favorite is the Blue Jay and the Cardinal. We have a squirrel proof feeder that works great, we need to get it out and set it up now...

Michelle F said...

I love how the sun is shining through the feeder. I wouldn't have noticed the little guy on top if you didn't point him out. Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!

Missy George said...

Beautiful pictures Judy. You are right about the light in the evening it changes very quickly. Yes I feed the birds all year round. Sometimes they eat me out of house and home. I love watching them. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

September Violets said...

Love the bird photos and the setting sun. I feed the birds too. We get the same crowd you have here (except the red-bellied woodpecker ... mine is a downy woodpecker). I feed the birds, the birds toss seeds down for the squirrels, and then the hawk takes out an unsuspecting visitor in a hurry! Bird seed is getting more and more expensive, so I tend to make a quiet trip to the store to by it alone rather than buy it with my husband. Less arguments :) Wendy x

September Violets said...

Love the bird photos and the setting sun. I feed the birds too. We get the same crowd you have here (except the red-bellied woodpecker ... mine is a downy woodpecker). I feed the birds, the birds toss seeds down for the squirrels, and then the hawk takes out an unsuspecting visitor in a hurry! Bird seed is getting more and more expensive, so I tend to make a quiet trip to the store to by it alone rather than buy it with my husband. Less arguments :) Wendy x

podso said...

Wonderful photos! I wondered about that light. Looks so cool as if it was a real light for them. My husband is the bird feeder and patiently repairs the bird feeder when the deer or squirrels attack it.

Primitive Stars said...

Wow, that is such a great picture with the sun setting through the glass of the feeder. I love birds and you have a many great birds at the feeders.Blessings Francine.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have some beautiful birds. I remember the juncos coming to NC when it snowed. They are such sweet little birds. We have bird feeders here in Florida and love to watch our birds. Right now we have house finches, bluebirds, cardinals...and others! Sweet hugs, Diane

Deb said...

These are beautiful photos, Judy. I know what you mean about it not being cheap as I seem to be filling feeders every four days at our lot where we are building. At least they will know where to come on those cold wintery days. Love the cardinal and blue-jay photo. My favorite little bird is the chickadee. Soft and pudgy. :)

Carla from The River said...

We love to feed the birds. It is a delight in the Winter to have our bird friends come visit.

I do love the setting sun photos.

happywonderer.com said...

Ha! You have me chuckling about your husband calling dog food "shredded money"

Felicia said...

shredded money...that's cute. We used to feed the birds at the house we lived at before where we are now.

I want to get a feeder and start here again.

Bethany Carson said...

It's beautiful how the sun shone through the feeder! I also liked the photos of the jay and cardinal eating together!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Birds are so amazing to watch, and I love how they coexist when they need to eat. xo Laura

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

you have a pretty snowy bird crew. we use to feed the bird. but the squirrels got to silly. the sad thing is ...they will return looking for the feeder. & i will say to them sorry little guys... you will have to speak to the squirrels ... they are at fault. i wish there was a way to feed the birds without squirrels ruining the fun. & yes, the feeder was suppose to be squirrel-proof. but i think squirrels are to smart to be "squirrel-proof" on any item they wish to check out. little goobers. kind of like cats, they are so smart. or at least curious. ( :

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I adore cranberries. Great blog. Our snow left, but will be back soon.
I feed the birds. Only 5 feeders. sigh.

(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Dee said...

Great photo catch with the bird feeder...thanks for sharing...and I love to see the little birds. I feed them when the weather makes it hard for them to find a natural food source I pray your Thanksgiving Day is filled with blessings and I thank you for being my blogger friend. :) Dee..

Jeanne said...

I do feed the birds and it can be expensive. The feeder is always empty!!
I did find suit at Walmart pretty cheap but the little stinkers know the difference. Love your pictures.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Since I've discovered that you have cardinals in your gardens in America, I'm very jealous! They are so beautiful. Brittany isn't cold at all, but I usually feed the birds in January and February when the ground is frozen.

Deborah Montgomery said...

You have all the same birds at your feeders as I do! I love to watch them. They provide so much entertainment, and have such personalities.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving Judy.

Anita Johnson said...

I just put out my feeders again...the birds must have been waiting in the trees! So thankful for their splashes of color! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

L. D. said...

I enjoy the birds and all their different behaviors. I enjoyed your tomorrows thankful blog. I hope you had a great day.

Judy S. said...

Great photos, Judy. I especially like the bluejay and cardinal one; who'd have guessed they'd be "friends"? Thanks for the speedy soap delivery, too; you are amazing! Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one!

Heather Wise said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Love them! Warm hugs, friend!

Empty Nester said...

I do feed the birds but the squirrels end up coming and driving Tucker crazy. :) I was just noticing the effects of the sunrise on the oaks yesterday morning while walking my Tucker. It was magical.

J_on_tour said...

Wonderful bird shots, didn't know anything about or the existence of the Cardinal until I googled it.

angie said...

danke für die wunderschönen bilder und inspirationen!!! einen schönen abend wünscht angie

Ellen, the Bluestocking Belle said...

I love feeding birds. My family and I are "backyard birders." When my elder daughter was two years old, she could identify about five different birds! All the ones you photographed come to my feeders, too. But juncos have not arrived here, yet. I'm in Georgia. I look forward to seeing them, though!

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