Category Archives: The Feeder Feed

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 … 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 … 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. … 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. … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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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