Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Red is the color of the day!


I am really turning into a bird watcher! Since putting up a  feeder a couple months ago, I have discovered several different types of birds that are quite prolific in our yard. This lovely house finch is a noisy thing but so much fun to watch. He has many companions that he fights with to get to the feeder. The more they flutter and fight, the louder they get! I thought hanging up another feeder would help alleviate some of the fussing but NO. There are just more of them now. That is O.K. by me.

They do tend to fly away when the big guy comes on the scene. He really is quite astonishing in all his display! 
So far, he is quite particular when he 
comes to the feeder and prefers sitting on a ladder outside the window that was left there before the icy weather last week. 

I happened to catch him up in the tree surveying his domain; hence I dubbed him "The Boss" :)



Have you seen any birds this winter? Are you feeding them? If so, what type of bird seed do you prefer? The first bag we bought was just a cheap brand but since then we have upped the ante and purchased a bit nicer seed combination. Also, we found some fancy seed just for Cardinals and put it in a bird feeder that was used as part of the decor in our daughter Amy's bedroom. We thought it a nice way to remember her and think of good memories when we're sitting on the porch.  

Have a great day in the Lord!


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15 comments:

  1. Hi Anne,

    Your pictures are lovely :) Such a beautiful color of red! When I see a Cardinal I think of my dear Grandmother since they are her favorite.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Stephanie

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  2. Wow, beautiful pictures! And I love cardinals! God was certainly having fun when He created them, wasn't He?

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  3. Hi Stephanie, Cardinals were my grandmother's favorite, too! She always loved to feed the birds. Every morning she took a piece of bread out and crumbled it over the yard. I guess I come by love of birds naturally :0)

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  4. Gwendolyn! Hey girlfriend, how are you?! Thanks for the compliment :) I'm putting my new camera to good use. Good being a relative term. It's a fun hobby!

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  5. Oh man! He's gotta have the, "I know I'm THE one!", syndrome. Ha. I could look at him for hours on end. We have some flittering about. I love to watch them. God KNOWS what he's doing. This is proof of that. xoxo Love you.

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    1. Hey Robyn! He sure looked a little like a king surveying his kingdom :) I agree, God is the MASTER CREATOR!!! miss you, friend ♥

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  6. Anne, the bird pictures are absolutely gorgeous! During this gray, dreary time of year here in Michigan it's such a treat to be blessed by the sight of God's most glorious creatures! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. WOW... such incredible colours!! I have a bird house I want to raise up for the back yard. On my to do list for 2013. I hope it happens soon, because I want to enjoy what you're seeing. Beautiful xx

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  8. Hey Nancee & Dorothy! The birds have been the bright spot in some otherwise dreary days, that's for sure. We have plans for more feeders but really want to make some birdhouses with our scrap wood for the yard. I just don't think you can have too many birds around!

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  9. Great bird shots. We have a Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal that visit regularly along with some Blue Jays, Robins, and a mouthy Chickadee or two.

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    1. Hi Nikki, I love the early mornings when there are SO many different birds singing!

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  10. SO lovely... you're blessed to look out and see Cardinals... I saw some when I was visiting my cousins in northwestern NC... Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #1' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #2...
    (I'm your newest follower and rss subscriber...)

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    1. Madge, Thanks for coming by, and also for hosting the new hop. I love the rural ones :)

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  11. I've tried feeders, but I can't seem to attract many birds. I have better luck with martins.

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    1. Oh, I want to put up some houses for Martins! We visited an Amish community last year and this precious man shared all about how to attract them. This summer, we are going to try and put up some of those white gourd things.

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