Thursday, 28 July 2011

Five Minutes At The Feeder

Four months ago, I posted about the first bird to visit our feeder, which was a Cardinal.  Yesterday, he appeared, but he was too fast for me to take a photograph before he was gone.  If you recall, I had posted that in three months, we did not have a single visitor.  How things have changed!

I decided to take five minutes from the packing and sit down with the camera close to the window, to see who showed up.  First, a Siskind, followed by another and an American Goldfinch.

The male Goldfinch disappeared, then another arrived with a female.  Then the cute little Chickadee.  He is too small to sit on the perch, but seems to manage by clinging to the side of the feeder with his body poking through the hole!

The sunflower seeds are so big for him that he usually grabs a piece, then heads for the top of the garden gate, where he balances it between his feet and taps away at it with his beak.

As you can see, he is quite determined and often stays when all the other birds take flight.  They are eating us out of house and home.  In three weeks, they have finished a 10 lb bag of seed!  How we shall miss their daily visits once we leave.


Isobel said...

Hi Marie!
How cute to see the birds on your feeder!!
Here I am never lucky enough to get nice photograph of birds on ours. But they do come. They are just too fast for me. :)

HeidiInHolland said...

How sweet! I love watching birds both here and at the cottage. Here there are mostly sparrows and they come up to the windows when I have not been out to give them food. At the cottage there is a large variety including woodpeckers but you can never get a photo since they are frightened easily. I love seeing the Goldfinch! He is so colorful.

How is it progressing with the move?

Hugs from Holland ~

Tracy said...

So lovely... We miss feeding the birds. We put out suet & seed balls in winter though. With our kitty Charlie outside often, he does tend to chase the feathered friends away, sadly... LOL! Happy Day, Marie ((HUGS))

Louise said...

The yellow on the American Goldfinch! Yes, you will miss them, but will daresay have the same or other varieties of bird to feed in your new home. x