Category Archives: The Feeder Feed

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 … 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 … 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 it. … 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 … 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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The Feeder Feed: Slow News Day Edition

It seems to me such a slow news day that I should… I dunno… tell jokes or maybe post a picture of some birds.

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The Feeder Feed: New Visitor and Dog Edition

There was a great sun dog which I was able recently to enjoy. Today I saw a lone Common Redpoll!  They haven’t been around for a couple years. It is nice to see a new visitor from time to time. … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Theban Sphinx Edition

You know the story of Oedipus. Here is a terracotta bell-krater from Paestum in S Italy. It is attributed to Python in the last quarter of the 4th c. BC. Closer. Closer. In S Italy the tragic Oedipus was sometimes … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Rose Without Thorns Edition

Here is a lovely statue of Mary, portrayed as a Queen, with her scepter of a stem of roses. She was made in about 1350. This statue is related to one in silver given by Jeanne d’Evreux to the Abbey … Continue reading

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