Saturday, February 6, 2010

The birds at our feeder

Video of a reading of Motherless Soul.

The last couple of weekends have been cold and snowy. They were great days for writing and painting. But Toni and I took some time off from our work to enjoy the birds at our feeder. I love the way they look against the white. The black you see in some of these shots is a half sheet of plywood covered with sunflower seeds. In the cold weather we put out more seed than we can fit in the feeders, so we leave it on a board.

Jays and cardinals are our most common guests, but we get a few smaller birds as well, wrens and chickadees I believe.

Of course, birds aren't the only ones that show up at the feeder. We enjoy the squirrels and rabbits just as much. Sometimes the squirrels will feed from the feeders instead of the ground. It's amazing to watch them eating while hanging by their toes.

Even though we're behind a window in a house that's about thirty yards away, the birds still take off if we move a little too quickly.

But they come back.

I guess that's enough action from our yard. I've got to get back to writing.

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