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Our Feathered Friends
the years I've had several generations of birds visiting.
Some of my favorites are bluejays, cardinals, yellow finches,
catbirds, chickadees and more.
They sometimes sit outside the patio door looking in to try
to get my attention to throw them a nut.
The bird feeder doesn't last long once the squirrels get to
it. Hope to get some squirrel proof ones later.
I inserted a piece of 12" wide x 7' plywood in my eight
foot patio door and drilled several holes big enough for my
camera lens to take pictures of the birds and other small
animals in my yard without scaring them.
I also toss various nuts through that hole without having
to slide the patio door open each time. Sometimes they'll
make noise to let me know they're out there especially the
bluejays. The windows don't need to be open to hear them!
While sitting in the patio I've had bluejays fly down and
sit on the birdbath just several feet from me. It's funny,
he will look at me, cock its head to the side and fluff its
feathers, fly back up to the tree and fly back down after
a couple nuts on the ground.
The cardinals aren't quite that bold but will perch on the
branches of the hydrangeas right next to the patio door.
Cardinals (left) are predominately monogamous and many believe
will mate for life. The male cardinal (red) will take a piece
of the nut and call the female cardinal (brown) over to him
and place the nut in her mouth.
The gray catbird (right) make interesting noises, sort of
like a cat (hence the name) but sounds morelike a baby crying
They don't have very strong beaks so itsy bitsy
pieces of nut goes to them compared to the bluejays who will
swallow two whole nuts at once sometimes! But usually they'll
sit on the fence and hold it with their feet and eat it that
Here are several more pictures of the various birds and other
critters that come to visit.