Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Saturday morning wren. . . . . . . . .


Carolina wren, as you know by now, is my much-loved sweet little bird.
Our live-in pair. . . . . . . . sleeping nightly in the now dead hanging Boston ferns
on the front porch (those plants left purposely to serve as their 'hotel rooms' 
every winter) . . . . . . have been nibbling on this seed bell to which I add
 peanut butter each morning.







Yesterday morning was a golden gift of cold, yet brilliant, sunshine. 
The bird baths were frozen solid, the birds were hungry - Bob ventured out,
 filling feeders and suet holders. Me? I grabbed the camera and spent time
 at the windows just watching and enjoying the tiny visitors at breakfast.

Today is overcast, grey, cold, and a drizzly rain has started falling and will
continue until evening. I'm definitely not a football fan - but I do enjoy 
a fireside snack (naughty I know) and a nice glass of red on a cold evening, 
so guess that's where I'll be tonight. . . . . . . but viewing VICTORIA!

Thanks for being wonderful 'you' - your comments on the
woodpecker photos were lovely.


13 comments:

  1. We had seed feeders that were similar but I think our naughty squirrel must have tried hanging from one...which is now broken.

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    1. I'm surprised this one is lasting so long - so far only the smallest birds have visited and nibbled - not many large birds come to the front porch, probably because we're always coming and going to enter the house! As for our squirrels - they haven't attempted getting on this bell - I scatter some food below on the ground for those little devils!!!!!

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  2. Hi Mary :) Those birds are just sweet! Little sweety birds :) I love sitting by the window watching the birds feed...and they do need a little extra help, it's so cold out these days. Enjoy your fireside snack and your glass of red! Maybe I'll join you! :)

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    1. Wish you could! We'd have plenty to chat about I'm sure.
      Mary x

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  3. Love this little bird at the bell. What a good idea to add peanut butter. At Christmas I showed my D how to make a peanut butter feeder with a pinecone. He took the two we made home and his birds loved them, but a couple days later a critter carried them away. So he made more and more critters came and took them away. Funny, but we are guess raccoons. Somewhere there is a stash of pinecones with peanut butter residue. Ha!

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    1. We're thinking it's the raccoons taking away parts of our far too expensive suet feeders - we've lost several now and are thinking we'll just have to hang the cheap versions from now on!

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  4. Your photos really captured the golden sunlight as well as the golden hues of the bird and seeds. So, so pretty! Hope you enjoyed your day.

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  5. The wren really is the most adorable little bird!

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  6. What sweet little wrens they are, Mary. Brave little souls surviving when water is frozen, but they know where to come for a delicious seed treat. Gorgeous photos.

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  7. Such wonderful wren photos! How wonderful you leave that "hotel" on the front porch for them!

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  8. If I was a little Carolina Wren then I too would move in with you and Bob.

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  9. I love that Carolina wren! What beautiful photos. Thanks.
    Farm Gal in VA

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  10. Your close up photos are always so good, Mary. You can see the individual baby feathers etc, Amazing.
    I actually watched over half the game this year which is a first since the 20th century, not that I really carted who won, more as a procrastination as I was so tired.

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