The Feeder Feed

Some shots from the feeder.Twitter

The expert grape jelly eater.

A young male Oriole has found the bonus of a spider in his jelly.

Young make Red-Breasted Grosbeak.

A not so young male Red-Breasted Grosbeak.

A seriously annoying young Hairy Woodpecker, begging relentlessly.

More of the annoying youth, chasing mom around.

There are lots of young birds coming right now.  It is fun to see them change.

Thanks are also due to those of you who have lately used the donation button.  They eat because of you.

Also, many thanks to those of you who have sent items from the Amazon wish list.

LW of WI sent a book by Scott Hahn, The Lamb’s Supper together with some oil for cooking, which I will very much enjoy.  I have plans for the walnut oil, especially.

Also, I have started receiving copies of The Weekly Standard.

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  1. wanda says:

    Great pictures, Father! I love the youthful oriole! That’s awesome. (Tell him the Balto. O’s won a game.) The young ones tailing their parents around are so funny, they are usually as big as the parents, but keep yakking for food. You have quite a variety of birds. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your photos.

    The Lamb’s Supper is one of my favorite books, it opened my eyes on the mass as heaven on earth.

  2. rakesvines says:

    Beautiful creatures. It reminds me of the Lord’s teaching about Providence and intimacy i.e. when He knows about how each one of them passes away. What a wonderful God we have. Just thinking about Him helps me live the liturgy of life

    Have a good weekend Fr. & thank you for your service.

  3. wanda says:

    I just saw a male cardinal (bird! lol) pick up a seed and feed it to his female companion. It was the sweetest thing! ..from here, near Baltimore…

    Sorry if I hijacked your feeder feed Father Z. It was too cute not to share!

  4. wanda: Are you sure he wasn’t feeding a young one still hanging around?

  5. wanda says:

    I’m pretty sure it was his mate, they are close in size and she looks mature. They have been visiting the feeder together quite frequently here of late. Maybe the young ones have ‘flown the coop’ and they are enjoying their new-found freedom together. They love peanuts, I don’t usually make a point to feed peanuts, but the batch of seed has a few in it. But I have been cracking a few extra peanuts and putting them in for the Cardinals. Now and then, if I have slacked off on the extra peanuts, I’ll hear their loud, sharp chirp..and so I get busy & add their extra peanuts to the feeder shelf.


  6. What kind of bird is the top one?

    I’m glad I don’t have to eat spiders…with all the grape jelly in the world, I couldn’t do it.

  7. wanda says:

    Anita, I believe the the top bird is the jelly-loving, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. He’s gorgeous.

  8. Andrew says:

    Great to see the great diversity of subjects commented upon on WDPTRS! This is an ornothological delight.

  9. irishgirl says:

    Baby birds are so cute-even when they become ‘adolescents’ and lose their downy fuzziness! And then they don’t leave their parents alone!

    A spider in the grape jelly? EWWWW….don’t like spiders…

    I always love your ‘birdie pics’, Father Z!

    ‘All feathered fowls, bless the Lord” !

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