At the Sabine feeder

People call me and ask, "What’s for supper?"

Well… I’m not saying what I’m going to eat tonight.

But supper is being served at the Sabine Feeder.

It has been a while since we have seen the feeder… no?

I am noticing that, once again, the nuthatches and chickadees are dining together again.

They tend to band together in the winter.

There are other vistors as well… just hanging around.

In the meantime…. the last roses of the season are doing their very best.

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  1. Sam Orsot says:

    [How about we leave politics out of this.]

  2. Patricia Gonzalez says:

    What beautiful birdies, Father — we have a feeder outside our kitchen window too, and the chickadees are our most frequent visitors. Once in a while, we’ll be favoured with a visitation from My Lord Cardinal and his Lady, and the woodpecker stops by occasionally as well. Do you get any finches or mourning doves? How about grackles? The feeder provides free entertainment during dishwashing! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous visitors with us.

  3. TJB says:

    That top one is a black-capped-chickadee, the official bird of our province New Brunwick. They will eat out of your hand once they get used to you.

  4. Mathew Fisher says:


    My chickadees are the most popular bird at my feeding sites! The other birds love them because they’re good “watch-birds,” and always issue a sharp warning whenever any possible predator approaches.

  5. Sam Orsot says:

    Sorry Reverend Father. Won’t happen again. Please accept my apologies. I didn’t want to offend you.By the way, nice birds.

  6. Christa says:

    Father Z,

    I have been watching the wildlife the last month or so. Here in Indiana the birds have been gathering into their winter flocks, squirrels have been building nests, and spiders are super-numerous in the house. (This all started in late August.)

    I detect signs of an early and hard winter here in Indiana. What have you noticed at The Farm?

  7. Sam: No problem. I just don’t want every single entry to be dragged into one rabbit hole after another. It’s okay, even in this election season, not to make every discussion political.

    Glad you liked the birds.

  8. Christa: Yes… I think it might be a long winter. But… aren’t they all?

  9. Christa says:

    Father Z,

    Perhaps I should have said an “exceptionally hard and long winter”.

    Although I must say, as I have gotten older ALL winters seems longer and harder. Ha!

    I do enjoy your pictures of the birds, and the rose was especially dear to me, as I am a rose gardener. Thank you so much for the pictures.

    Thank you also for this site. As a Catholic convert of 3 years, your site helps me understand a great deal about the Church that I don’t get from other sources. I am a great fan and a regular reader. Thanks again!

  10. Matthew says:

    Fr, What rose variety is it? It is pretty.

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