Category Archives: The Feeder Feed

The Feeder Feed: Death From Above edition

I haven’t been home much lately, and so I haven’t been able to post much about the activity at the feeder.
However, yesterday – I was without my camera – I was visited briefly by an American Bald Eagle!  Very cool.  … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: back from the cruise edition

Some shots from the Feeder.
The Chickadees were on a cruise, I think.  They are back now, and in large numbers.
I don’t know how they get those sunflower seeds open, but they do.

Still life with flying life.

Ray.

You can tell it is … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Christological Finch Edition

The Met in New York has a new acquisition. It is a splendid painting by Perino del Vaga, a student of Raphael, who was very active in Rome and Genoa.
The painting was recently cleaned.

Here is His little Goldfinch.

From another era … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: between (extra) innings edition

It is the break between WS6 inning 9 and inning 10.
A shot taken today from the feeder: the first male Cardinal I have seen in weeks.

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The Feeder Feed: catching up

I have been on the road a lot so I haven’t been posting on the feeder activity.
Right now zillions of Robins are moving through, chowing down on all the berries and small fruit from the trees and bushes.  They are … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: highly annoying squeaky-toy edition

It is definitely fall.  You know this because the world sounds right now like a squeaky-toy quality testing facility staffed by dozens of sugar-amp’d three year olds.
I am referring to the most annoying bird of the season, baby Goldfinches.
Goldfinches are … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: late summer edition

I have not posted about the feeders in a long time.
Here are a few shots.
This finch is doing his best Veloci-Chicken imitation as he looks out for danger.

I caught sight of a Killdeer a while back.  I haven’t seen one … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed

Things are slow at the feeders these days.  There seems to be a new flock… or should it be flutter… of Chickadees.  I have noticed also young Nuthatches, both the usual sort and the Red-breasted.  Here is a young Red-Breasted … Continue reading

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Breakfast simplicity

Poached egg and toast.

Tips for poaching an egg.

It is good if the egg is room temperature.
Heat the water to just before boiling.
Add a little vinegar to the water.
Crack the egg into a small ramekin or large spoon.
Give the water a … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: resurrection edition

You might recall that some days ago during a walk I found a dead male cardinal.  I pondered whether or not it was “Ray”.
Today a male Cardinal showed up for some nosh.

I compared a few photos, and I think this … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: death edition

I haven’t seen “Ray” the Cardinal for a while.  He is usually in and out chomping on the saffron and sunflower.
I was out for a walk earlier and found a dead male Cardinal.
I suspect it was “Ray”.

We shall see.

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The Feeder Feed: Federal Holiday and Sing Along Edition

As a Minnesotan and alum of the University of Minnesota, I have long been a fan of the Golden Gophers.
Of course the Golden Gopher is not really a gopher at all, but rather a sort of … and I can … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: some Orioles and a not-Oriole

Just a couple shots.
The young Orioles are still around.

They fight over the grape jelly.

You lookin’ at me?

Really blue.

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The Feeder Feed: variety edition

I haven’t been much inclined to post about the feeder these days, but figured it was about time to share a view or two.
You’ve seen Ray before.  He sees you, too.  Being so very visible he is as wary as … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: colors

Just a few interesting colors today.  A couple of the pics are from when the crab apple tree was in bloom.

This Bunting is styling in the direct sun.

Team Finch.

House Finch.

Crouching Woodpecker, Hidden Mourning Dove.   They had a real stare down.

Mr. … Continue reading

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