Watching a woodpigeon trying to, rather adorably, eat from the #bird feeders. It's just a tad on the huge side but is giving it a good go. It is rather amusing.
Daft thing is, I have a bird table a few metres further down that it could easily eat from without the impressive puzzle solving & acrobatics.
Mold and bacteria grow quickly in the sugary nectar that hummingbirds love, and both can sicken birds who sip the spoiled fluid. Therefore, it’s crucial to give your hummingbird feeders a thorough scrubbing at least once per week—more often when it’s hot—to help keep your feathered friends healthy.
No #WhiskerWendsday photos. Just feathers. We fed the birds all winter to help them out. Their numbers have declined sharply in our hood. But they are coming back! #CatTV #TabbyTude #ClassicTabby #BirdFeeders #NorthernCardinal #CatsOfMastodon #CatioLife
Red-winged Blackbirds aren't usually who comes to mind when we think of "feeder birds," but today three of them were outside the Centre for Urban Ecology helping themselves to the sunflower seeds. The Northern Cardinals were not impressed. Watch for the RWBB giving his call at 00:35 and one of the Cardinals trying to scare him off at 01:30.
The bird feeder setup as seen through the back door. The camera is solar powered and can be watched live. "Notifications" of activity are stored on an SD card which I can access through my phone or iPad.
Hear me out.
I’ve got 4 #birdfeeders on my deck, one of which is more realistically a squirrel feeder. There’s a fair amount of traffic throughout the day, and it’s mildly entertaining. But I can’t tell the players and don’t have a scorecard. I’m wondering if somebody makes a miniature paintball gun I can use to mark individual critters to try and keep track of their activity. I can’t see well enough to distinguish individual features, but colors might work. Waddaya think, Mastodon?
Chickadees at my feeder: A whole peanut? What a feast!
Starlings at my feeder: I can gobble down five peanuts in five seconds. And yet I am still empty inside.
Staff working in the Centre for Urban Ecology reported that Wednesday was the busiest day at the bird feeders yet this year. There were almost as many birds out there as there are bird-friendly dots on the glass!
Has anybody asked any of those AIs how to keep #squirrels away from #birdfeeders?
We went from thaw back to frost in the night. The bird feeder hanging from the shed's gutter caught the worse of it. (Yes, I thawed and cleaned and refilled it with new balls inside.)
The last two pics I took around 16.00; it has been a beautiful day, and the wind has finally died down - and from now till the end of next week we'll be getting the kind of winter weather I do love.
(-6°C = 21.2°F 0°C = 32°F)
Your bird feeder could actually be sending our feathered friends to the grave - Study Finds
A new study reports that bird feeders should be placed within 18 inches of windows to keep birds from flying into windows.
The great tits* like the new feeder (with camera and solar battery roof) but most of the birds prefer the old free-floating feeder.
*The one on the closest branch is obviously waiting for me to move my sorry human arse away from the window again.
My Uncle Al took up woodworking when he retired and made us this homemade squirrel feeder to hold ears of dried corn. Before long, the squirrels showed up to sit on the little chairs and dine at the small table.
Some of them came so often they could barely fit in the chairs.🌽
My poem "At the Bird Feeder"
for a 13-word poetry challenge.
Thank you for reading this.
Poem text link:
#poem #poems #poetry #poetrylovers #poetrycommunity #readingcommunity #naturelovers #nature #birds #birdfeeders #eating #animals #metaphors
Global News BC: BC SPCA urging people to take down bird feeders as avian flu spreads https://globalnews.ca/news/9354968/bc-spca-urging-people-to-take-down-bird-feeders-as-avian-flu-spreads/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #takedownbirdfeeders #avianinfluenza #Environment #BirdFeeders #WildBirds #AvianFlu #Wildlife #birdflu #BCSPCA #SPCA
On the fifth day of #Christmas
My true love sent to me
(see timeline for previous days) xx
Some pictures after the recent #snowfall
When the #snow is wet and especially when it comes after sleet or freezing rain it sticks to everything. This makes for beautiful scenery, but also makes driving and even walking very interesting. I have to make sure to clear out the #birdfeeders , otherwise, the #birdsofmastodon will not be able to get at their food.
Me: Time to focus on editing.
Birds at the feeder: Hey! Hey! Hey! There are no more peanuts! Hey, lady! Lady! No more peanuts!
Me [sighing]: Better fill up the feeder.
Having a standoff with a #squirrel. It's waiting for me to leave so it can get back to trying to steal the bird food. It tried creeping along every time I looked away & even tried looking the other way to pretend it wasn't interested. It eventually realised I couldn't get to it from where I was stood & went for the food.
I wouldn't mind if it didn't break the #birdfeeders in the process 🙄
Feeling seriously boggled: our filled bird feeder has disappeared overnight, without a trace. Would crows or magpies be able to pull the feeder and the wire off the branch and take the whole lot with them?? #birds #FeatheredFriends #BirdWatching #birders #crows #magpies #BirdFeeders
Some of the birds at my feeder will quickly fly in, grab a nut, and go. Others like to sit in the feeder for a bit and nibble while looking out. Still others sift through the pile, rejecting most of the nuts (and sometimes dropping them over the side) until they find the One True Peanut. #Birdfeeders
This time next week I’ll be sat here in Yorkshire watching a zoom event about winter bird feeding in New York State. Cornell University have bird webcams that can be viewed 24/7. On the 16th they are hosting an online chat and I’ve just booked a place.
https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/8616667171410/WN_o7q5LckjQqqwTvoHPLQr4A #Yorkshire #Cornell #BirdWatching #BirdFeeders