Category Archives: The Feeder Feed

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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