One of the things I received for Christmas was a wonderful squirrel-proof bird feeder. I have wanted to put a feeder outside our family room window for a while now and this one is perfect. It has two spring activated perches so when a squirrel or large bird steps on it a metal shield drops down shutting off the seed supply. You can even adjust the weight settings for different sized birds. It took a few days for the birds to find their way, but once they did we have had quite a variety of species.
To my delight the Northern Cardinals have come to visit. Here we have the female dining on some fallen seed.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
A male watching her from afar.
This little Chipping Sparrow almost seemed to get away. Just because a bird passes you by doesn't mean you lose the shot. Some lovely things can happen when you take photos of birds from behind!
Black-cap chickadees and blue jays have been by to say hello. I can't wait to see who shows up next. Come springtime I will be enjoying the robins and finches!
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Camera Critters @ Bluff Area Daily
Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery
Home Party @ Rose Chintz Cottage
NF Winged on Thursday @ NatureFootstep meme
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Open House Party @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Friendship Friday @ Create With Joy