Category Archives: The Feeder Feed

The Feeder Feed: various colors and killing chipmunks

It has been a while since I have been able to report to you on the doings at the feeder.
First, the black squirrel is back.

Card. Ray is rubbernecking a bit.

A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird having a bit of a rest.

This Oriole was … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: New Arrival Edition

I have had some new arrivals.
The hummingbirds have shown up in force.
Mr. Ruby-throated Hummer.

The Missus.  Oooops… no, that’s an Oriole muscling in on the feeder.

The Orioles have been rather bold this year, even hanging around pretty close when I have … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: new arrivals: UPDATE!

It has been a huge day at the feeder.  So far today I have seen four new arrivals of the season.
First, however, a cameo from “jake”, or “future supper”.

Here is Mr. Thrasher.  They have some 3000 different calls.

You all know … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Scruffy and Christological Goldfinch Edition

I haven’t posted much about the birds at the feeder.  This, and a recent trip to the Detroit Institute of Art, gives me a chance to use a feature the blog’s software offers and which I have never used.
Here are … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Death and Swallow on the Roof Edition. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I saw a swallow today, but they move pretty fast and wasn’t able to get a photo.  I’ll try again later.
The sighting of a swallow at the turn of the time from winter to spring is particularly auspicious.
(Get the pun? … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Singing Bird Pistols

Combining favorite things.
This isn’t at the Feeder as much as it is at Christie’s auction block.
Singing Bird Pistols.
Ingenious. Man can be so clever.
They sold for $5.8 million.

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The Feeder Feed: New Arrival Edition

It is great to see the first of some species of bird returning from its winter digs.
More on that later.
I haven’t shown you anything from the feeder lately, despite the fact that they eat here because of your donations.
Here are … Continue reading

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Supper: smoky and sweet and bitter and fishy and orangy and peppery

Supper. I had no interest in cooking, given the dreadful day we have had. However, I forced myself to look around and get creative with ingredients on hand.
I started by cutting the zest from an orange and chopping … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: ENEMY edition

I haven’t posted about the feeder for a while.
Here is little Red-Breasted Nuthatch. Like most Nuthatches they tend to like being upsidedown.

The other day I heard a “SMACK” against the window and, when I went outside I saw one … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: subdued by cold edition

The feeder is busy right now, since there has been a cold snap.
This year I have Redpolls.

This cold fellow is a Junco. They are mostly ground feeders. Here is one sitting in a bush outside my kitchen window.  … Continue reading

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