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Tag Archives: birds
I have written of owls before. I once shared a winter encounter I had with a Great Gray, seared into my mind’s eye. I also shared photos of the old “Owl Room”, the guest room, at the legendary Sabine Farm … Read More
For those of you who may wonder why some posts have “The Feeder Feed” in the title, this idiosyncratic practice stems from the time when I had lots of bird feeders across from the windows of my office. I miss … Read More
A reader asked about “Ray”. “Ray” is every Cardinal (the member of the finch family) who has occasionally appeared on these electronic pages. Since I moved from the Sabine Farm to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, I have not … Read More
I no longer have the big and varied feeders that I once did at The Sabine Farm, but I do have a small feeder on the window here at the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue. As result I don’t have … Read More
I haven’t been able to post feeder updates because … well … because. Here is a variation I use when on the road. Behold an Attic Black-Figure pelike, or wine jar. This probably shows a variation on the theme of … Read More
I have had some new arrivals. The hummingbirds have shown up in force. Mr. Ruby-throated Hummer. The Missus. Oooops… no, that’s an Oriole muscling in on the feeder. The Orioles have been rather bold this year, even hanging around pretty … Read More
I haven’t posted much about the birds at the feeder. This, and a recent trip to the Detroit Institute of Art, gives me a chance to use a feature the blog’s software offers and which I have never used. Here … Read More
I saw a swallow today, but they move pretty fast and wasn’t able to get a photo. I’ll try again later. The sighting of a swallow at the turn of the time from winter to spring is particularly auspicious. (Get … Read More
Combining favorite things. This isn’t at the Feeder as much as it is at Christie’s auction block. Singing Bird Pistols. Ingenious. Man can be so clever. They sold for $5.8 million.
The feeder is busy right now, since there has been a cold snap. This year I have Redpolls. This cold fellow is a Junco. They are mostly ground feeders. Here is one sitting in a bush outside my kitchen window. … Read More
It seems to me such a slow news day that I should… I dunno… tell jokes or maybe post a picture of some birds.
There was a great sun dog which I was able recently to enjoy. Today I saw a lone Common Redpoll! They haven’t been around for a couple years. It is nice to see a new visitor from time to time. … Read More
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. … Read More
I have finally received proof that birds really are modern dinosaurs. A reader sent me this photo.
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 … Read More
It has been a while since I have posted about the feeder. During a recent cold snap, this Chickadee puffed up to keep in the heat. Many thanks to readers who contributed with donations. During a recent sale I was … Read More
It is cooooold here and all the visitors are doing their puff-ball imitation. They fluff up their feathers to hold in their body heat. They need a lot to eat in this sort of weather, and they are eating! Some … Read More
Z-Cam & Radio Sabina,I haven’t posted about the feeder lately. Here are a few of the latest shots. It is cold and snowy here. As a result the birds are eating a great deal. When don’t they eat a lot? … Read More
Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV”. I don’t control the ads. Sorry. I use Adblock Plus for Firefox, which works just fine! The stream might get cut off from time to time and I can’t monitor it all … Read More