Winter beauty.

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More snow is on the way and I can’t wait to get back behind the lens of the camera.

This is one of my regulars…partial to peanuts, it gladly accepts other birdseed as well. I thought I might try something new on the menu. You might help me with suggestions…Oreo cookies are probably not the best thing to offer them.

Would pudding be a good choice?

How about celery?

Perhaps cooked oatmeal with a drizzle of honey on top?

Grilled cheese sandwiches come to mind, but some of the birds might be lactose intolerant.

I will be awaiting your suggestions with eager anticipation.

Ewwww.

i mean business (39 of 1)

I only caught part of this bird conversation, but I heard enough to know all I needed to know.

The bluejay merely asked the woodpecker not to plop it’s entire body down on the food, to consider that others would be eating from that spot after it left.

I hate to tell you this, but there are some birds that can be a little selfish. It takes a strong bird to confront one of these types and to endure the self-righteous scolding that these greedy ones feel entitled to give.

I will attempt to be as brave as the bluejay and ask you all not to prostrate yourself on food that is meant to serve more than one person. Feel free to follow my lead and instruct your friends and family on proper etiquette.( This advice holds true whether in a home setting or restaurant setting.)

WORD FOR THE DAY…BLUEBIRD.

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Behold…the eastern bluebird. 

Bluebirds apparently are hunters…birds of prey. As far as I can see, they are only intimidating to very small things. They  hunt for insects, spiders, little bits of fruit and other creatures from whatever perch seems promising, they watch the ground, and then swoop down, pouncing on their prey.

I have seen this pouncing. At the time that I first observed this, I didn’t know what they were doing, but after long minutes of observation, I believed and still do, that they are actually addicted to eating dirt.