As attractive.

I mix whole shelled sunflower seed into what goes in the feeders. In wet weather I watch how much of this I put out, since it spoils so quickly.

For American Goldfinches, it’s as attractive a food as the in-shell sunflower.

First visit.

I happened to be sitting on the deck when this Baltimore Oriole made its first visit of the season to my backyard hummingbird feeder, which it prefers to the larger oriole feeder.

Life feeds life.

I have fed songbirds for about 15 years, 13 of which here at this home. I count birds for Project FeederWatch and this weekend have counted them for the Great Backyard Bird Count.

A large number of birds of several species visited yesterday, a little more than two days after a major snowstorm. There had been very little activity today, and early this afternoon I saw why.

Sometimes, I feed more than songbirds. A Sharp-shinned Hawk had apparently been keeping watch, and it pounced on a House Finch.

A very talented friend once used the phrase ‘Life feeds life’ as a blog post title. It seemed like an appropriate title for this post.

This Downy Woodpecker is a regular visitor to my feeders.

A2500933-C023-4DB0-86A3-6B8736316AC8_1_201_a

———————-

Thank you to all of my visitors and especially the newer visitors and followers.

I will very rarely write about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, events, personalities, which revolve around what is happening in the first half of 2020. There are many, many sources for news (and so-called news) about this terrible affliction; sources for facts (which may or may not be facts); for places to find opinions, informed and otherwise.

This is a place for a little respite, a little calm, perhaps a little tranquillity in the midst of all that is going on. It seems to me that many of us, most of us, perhaps almost all of us need a little respite, a little calm, a little tranquillity, a little pleasure, from all of the upheaval in our lives. I need such a place.

This is and will continue to be that kind of place.

 

%d bloggers like this: