Category Archives: The Feeder Feed

The Feeder Feed: Z-Cam update

I am still having some technical problems with the Z-Cam but I have it up and running again. Here are a couple screen shots taken within just a few minutes. And Oriole was hanging around on the hummingbird feeder and … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Catbird Seat Edition

Some interesting things are happening at the Sabine Feeder. First, Mr. Catbird has come. He sings beautifully.  He also likes grape jelly. Mrs. Oriole may be changing her frock. I am now seeing not one, but two Indigo Buntings. They … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: some variety

Here is some variety from the Feeder. Here is Indigo Bunting. Mrs. and Mr. Cardinal visited together!  I am glad to see he finally found a gal. Here is Harris’s Sparrow. Here is White-Throated Sparrow. Here is Irritated … er … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: ancient Greek edition

I picked this up from the Laudator today, somewhat rearranged. The Laudator is a great tree lover, by the way. The text in question is Aristophanes, Birds 1058-1071. ἤδη ᾽μοὶ τῷ παντόπτᾳ καὶ παντάρχᾳ θνητοὶ πάντες θύσουσ᾽ εὐκταίαις εὐχαῖς. πᾶσαν … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: “Am I blue?”

Everyday seems to bring a surprise and a newcomer. Behold: Passerina cyanea. Indy is wary.  But he really likes millet.  A few days ago I filled a long empty canister feeder with millet hoping to catch the first arrivals and … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Wild Red-head Edition

I was at the oars today, writing.  I have a good view of the feeders.  As I was working, I caught out of the corner of my eye a shape and set of colors that grabbed my attention and … … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: polychrome edition

The feeders are pretty busy right now.  Every time I look out I see something interesting. Just a few… for those of you who are interested. First, a newcomer.  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, who loves the grape jelly. He is the first … Continue reading

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Your good news

Do you have any good news for us? For my part, in the instant gratification column, I have a splendid mug of excellent coffee as I write.   Sometimes its the small things.   In the medium range column, I have had … Continue reading

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Thanks from Fr. Z for your PROTESTS

I spent a good deal of time today writing notes of thanks to people who sent in a PROTEST DONATION against the Fishwrap. I have also added the following names to the list of those for whom I will be … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: vernal returns

Now that Spring is getting serious, I am keeping my eyes peeled for the return of species which went south for the Winter. This beady-eyed returnee is Toxostoma rufum. Meet Brown Thrasher. He is sitting on top of the feeder … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: unhappy edition (with a REQUEST… and some useful Latin)

This is not my shot.  I found it on the Twitter feed of Glacier National Park via Disputations. Behold, Sialia pissedofftica, aka the Bluebird of Unhappiness. It is the winter that will not end. With that… if you use Twitter … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: spring changes

Here is an update from the feeder. Cardinals have grey areas… which could be an ecclesiological statement in some cases… as they change to their summer plumage. I may have told you about the Flying Squirrel which was visiting for … Continue reading

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RADIO SABINA STREAMING – Rosary in Latin and Prayers for Pope Benedict

Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! Because of a special prayer intention right now I have just entirely Latin chaplets of the Rosary followed by the Litany of Loreto and … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: very strange night visitor edition

I was about to shut down and go to bed and thus checked to make sure that the cams were working. That’s when  I saw it. At first, I thought it might be an immature gray squirrel.  Nope. Meet Glaucomys … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: “Is it spring yet?” edition

The Finches are changing their colors, the Nuthatches and Chickadees aren’t chummy anymore, I have spotted Robins so I know that spring is here.  No really.   It is.  That’s what I keep telling myself. That’s why there are icicles still … Continue reading

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