Hours of Enjoyment

One thing that was much missed by my feline friends when living in Maine was watching the birds. In all of our previous homes in Pennsylvania we had managed to attract birds to our feeders, providing stimulation and entertainment for Pebbles and Bam Bam.

For whatever reason, we were unsuccessful in attracting birds to our home in Maine despite my best efforts. So I was hopeful that our current winter location, next to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would proved more successful.

It wasn’t until mid December that (apparently), the native food sources began to disappear and birds began appearing at our feeders. Now we have a lovely variety of birds – Woodpeckers (for the suet), Chickadees, Juncos, Nuthatches, Tufted Titmouse, Blue Jays, Purple Finches, plus the normal assortment of sparrows and wrens. I was excited to see several red-winged Blackbirds, but unfortunately they brought with them a small flock of more common blackbirds and starlings who are eating me out of house and home. Hopefully, they will be moving on in a week or two to greener pastures.

Needless to say, Pebbles and Bam Bam are enjoying the scenery immensely, and take turns using the prime viewing spot pictured below.

 

Birds and Geese 007

 

 

Birds and Geese 008

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About Carol Page-Potter

I am a woman in the midst of reconnecting with life after the death of my husband.

Posted on January 6, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Christopher McDaniel

    These shots are begging for captions! Lol.

  2. I watched a documentary about European starlings once. They are one of the most invasive species of birds. If there’s food, they will come. Just look at those greedy beady little eyes!

  3. What is wrong with Bar Harbor that we don’t get birds on the feeders? When we were living in Ellsworth we had lots. No birdie winter TV for Lilly, Ruffi and Toby.

  4. Ha!!! My cats love all window visitors too!!! You are a good cat owner….

  5. Great shots! 😉

  6. These are great! This is exactly the kind of feeder I want to get (and I can’t believe I missed this post when you first put it up!) Hopefully sometime in the not to distant future I’ll have some shots like these to post.

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