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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Bird's Eye View

 Hello from the hills!
 We've had the best time birdwatching from the kitchen window for years.  I set out water and a few seeds and here they come.
Bluebirds and Purple Finches
There's always a bird or two to be spotted.
Northern Cardinal

  They'll always show up for a morsel of homemade peanut/raisin suet.
Northern Cardinal

 But since installing this window feeder (no affiliation) recently, we don't have to approach a window to see them, so I'd heartily recommend it if you're a mind to do a li'l bit o' effortless, up-close birdwatching.
Nuthatch
 I cook a lot so it's nice to have finely-feathered company when I'm busy, too.
Towhee
 Just add some seeds and be prepared for lots of birds.

Dear Winter, your days are numbered...

They're trying....

So are these succulents.

Sunset sky through one of the sugar maple trees.

More dyed sheep from the hills of Scotland.

Sharing this post at:  Wild Bird WednesdayGarden Bloggers' Bloom Day, Saturday's Critters

33 comments:

  1. Oh, I do love your bluebirds! What a great picture of them enjoying the water dish. That window feeder would be so much fun, too. It would be a treat to see a towhee so up close and personal.

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    1. Birds are our usual wintertime entertainment. It doesn't take much for us...lol.

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  2. we love and enjoy feeding the birds-never thought of the window feeder-that looks fun
    those sheep always crack me up haha

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    1. Hi Kathy, I love the sheep, too, and am still amazed the farmers actually dye their sheep on the hoof.

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  3. Oh, Bluebirds and Cardinals! They look so beautiful in my eyes, colourful little birds contrasting with the winter dull background. Your photos get better and better each time I visit.
    Stay warm and enjoy birdwatching.

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    1. Thank you, Alhana, I'm glad you enjoyed the bird photos. It's already warming up...0.0

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  4. Love all your birds - great photos!
    What they do to those poor sheep - they are red with embarrassment!
    Beautiful sunset

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    1. Thank you, Lea, and I'm shocked every time I see pics of another batch of sheep dyed on the hoof. O.o

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  5. Your bird photos are lovely and such a variety of visitors. I always enjoy seeing the Bluebirds. They are so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Lee, they're my favorite bird.

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  6. What lovely birds! So colourful! And your daffodils, almost in bloom. Mine are still very small, far away from flowering.
    Enjoy your garden and the birds!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, the daffodils were blooming by the end of the day, yesterday. Winter is nearly done.

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  7. Your birds and those feeders are amazing ,daffodils are about to bloom in month or so in my garden.
    jaipurgardening.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Arun. Your garden is glorious.

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  8. That feeder you have on your window is great!...:)JP

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    1. We are enjoying the feeder more than I imagined. :)

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  9. Hello, I love your birds and the cute window feeder. I would be afraid the squirrels would break that feeder here. The Towhee is a gorgeous bird. Pretty sunset. It is nice to see the daffies, we are having warm temps now but rain today. Have a happy day and weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. The feeder has really strong suction cups so I hope it endures the rascals (squirrels) when they find it. I'll move it up higher if that happens.

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  10. Hello, Toni! stopping back again to say thank you for linking up your post. I enjoyed all the birds, especially the pretty Bluebirds. The dyed sheep are cute too. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. I enjoyed your post today, too.

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  11. Hi Toni ~ what a wonderful array of birds ~ lovely photos ~ love the sheep too!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hi Carol! Great to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by.

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  12. The window feeder is a great idea! Nice shots!

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    1. Thank you, Betty. We're enjoying the feeder more than we thought we would. :)

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  13. Beautiful blue birds. I sure wish I could take a few pics of them. Love your window feeder, it make me want to get one. I may just be purchasing one soon. Thanks for your inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. You'll love the window feeder. :)

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  14. What lovely photos! That window feeder is a great idea, and those red sheep made me laugh out loud.

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    1. Hi Victoria. I'm glad you liked the sheep. ;)

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  15. Gorgeous bird visitors! I need me one of those window feeders! Really nice photos...love the sunset!

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    1. Thank you, Marie. By the way. I've tried leaving comments at your blog, but I can't even start to type. It just won't register.

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  16. I must get one of those window feeders. Do you find changing the type of seed makes any difference to the birds you see? Lovely shots, one and all!

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  17. I my travels I have lucky enough to see some cardinals - but never a blue bird. I'd really love to see some! Not sure if this is your first link to WBW - but welcome anyway!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  18. Your visiting birds are just beautiful! And the signs of spring in your garden are exciting to see! I wonder what the sheep think of their new color :)

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