Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Feeding Frenzy


Maybe I need to pay Mother Nature a bit of commission.  She has been mentioned on a regular basis here lately.  You know, in the winter the weather rules the subject matter.  

With more blustery weather on its way, quite a few birds decided to stock up on the goodies before the bitterly cold temps set in for the night.  


Taken through the kitchen window, these shots lack a bit of clarity.  




The Blue Jays and Tufted Titmice were absent this afternoon, but I suspect they will appear in the morning.  




"Be grateful for luck.  Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds.  And don't hate nobody."  

Eubie Blake 













35 comments:

  1. What a great quote. When I leave the farm to go to the city, I worry about the birds. I have to leave containers of seed for my housekeeper outside so she can fill the feeders. Same thing for the city, but they don't eat as much of the feed as the country birds do.

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  2. Suet has been a favorite menu item around here, too, Michelle! I'm thankful that the "fatty" foods we eat are much more palatable, lol :)

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  3. Hello, the cold snowy weather does bring the birds in closer. Great for the photos. I love the woodie. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your week ahead!

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  4. Love your pictures, always enjoy feeding the birds.Blessings Francine.

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  5. My bird population is dwindling. Sigh. I have a hawk that is picking them off left and right at my feeder.

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  6. Hey hey, what's this pay the thunder no mind stuff??

    P.S. Your birdies look happy. The ones here in D.C. have been delighting in their seeds, but the woodpeckers, nuthatches, and chickadees in West Virginia are missing me, I suspect.
    ~

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  7. Comme tu as raison de les aider, chère Michelle, nos amis les oiseaux sont tous à la peine pour se nourrir cet hiver.
    Merci pour eux.
    Amitiés.

    Roger

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  8. Wonderful shots. I somehow am never lucky with bird images. Thank you fro linking in with "Through My Lens".

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  9. Love these three photos . . .
    the birdies too!

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  10. I can almost predict snow or dropping temperatures by how quickly the birds empty the feeders. Love the quote!

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  11. I also notice a lot of "bird confusion" with our up and down weather conditions.
    Now it's freezing cold and windy, but last weekend we had Bahamas-weather for Mardi Gras.
    Love the Eubie Blake quote.
    xx

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  12. I'm glad to know you're feeding the birds through the winter. The bird that I wish we had up here is the Cardinal. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. love the little juncos of winter. :) stay warm!

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  14. :) Nice quote!
    I hear the geese flying in some direction that I don't know which.... They're so confused here.

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  15. They seem to get so hungry before a storm!

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  16. Nice to see birds through the window.

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  17. great captures....it was cheaper to put two kids through college!!!!

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  18. Beautiful! That woodpecker is stunning!

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  19. Hello Michelle!:) I bet the birds are grateful, and feel lucky, that you feed them so well! Neat pictures of the birds.

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  20. lovely photos, our little birds except for one or two tits are not feeding here, we wonder where they are stopping to eat and if we've offended them in anyway ;-). we miss them.

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  21. The little birdies just go crazy around here when the snow or rain starts. Great photos!

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  22. Enjoy the lovely weather while it lasts.

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  23. I love this. I am a big Eubie Blake fan, too. Awesome quote!

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  24. Great quote and so nice of you to feed the birds. Gives you some entertaining views :)

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  25. Isn't it so rewarding to feed God's creatures! They bring such joy to my day.

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  26. sweet of you to make sure they have full bellies!!

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  27. Lovely shots of your outdoor visitors.

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  28. I love that you can put your feeders on a flat surface. I bet the birds love it even more!

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  29. I like the redheaded bird in the first photo.

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  30. a nice collection of dinner guest and they ate like a bird

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  31. Nice images and what a lovely birdhouse.

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