Lots of us who garden also like to feed the birds. They are just coming back to the feeders after their October and November feast from natural harvests. They were eating berries and seeds provided by our gardens and nature. Now they seek the feeders and the older ones stake their claim early. They will be the first back.
This is when I set up my tripod in the front kitchen window and try to catch a photo of the day. There is a beautiful Red Belly woodpecker who visits my nut feeder but he is so quick that I’ve not caught him yet–I will. I also have Downey and Red Headed which I’ve not been able to capture.
The doves are so easy. They will pose forever and so will the purple finches. The Carolina wren is fast but was so interested in the nuts that he didn’t care how long it took—he was going to get a nut.
My feeders are filled with assorted things. The finch feeder has thistle—the house has a mix of safflower and best blend by Wild Birds Unlimited–and there are peanuts in the cage feeder. I enjoy visiting blogs and seeing flowers but I just as much enjoy seeing the birds don’t you?