Category Archives: The Feeder Feed

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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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.

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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 depicted in the … 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 … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Venetian Christological Goldfinch Edition

At the Met in NYC there is a nice exhibit of paintings and drawings of the Venetian school.
Here is a Madonna and Child Enthroned by Lorenzo Veneziano (+1372), obviously a Venetian painter.

There are touches of the byzantine in this portrayal.

Here … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Met “Hoopoe” Edition

In the new Near East section at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you are able to view “The Concourse of the Birds”, which is on a folio of the Mantiq al-Tair (Language of the Birds) of ‘Attar, painted in about … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: tortured dove edition

I am at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, before a painting by Rubens (+1640) of the Holy Family with Sts John, Elizabeth, and a dove.
Rubens has returned from some time in Italy, which affected his colors and composition, and probably … Continue reading

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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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