Ignore the imprint date and time on these shots - I hadn't figured out yet how to fix that...
Evelyn REALLY loves her mom (and vice versa).
When I checked the pictures, I had managed to get a shot of the birdseed sprinkling down but nothing else.
Finally, I decided to use my head and put the thing where there is shelter for the birds. Bingo. Thinking like a bird has its advantages.
The NE corner of the main backyard has a brick post with a flat top.
Wild Birds Unlimited had some pretty cool seed cylinders. I stuck some sticks in on the top to try to balance the lid of the feeder but it didn't work too well. I took the lid off for the pictures but want to keep it to offer some protection from rain. If anyone asks, lie and tell them that I put in little perches to make it easier on the birds.
It is a nice little protected corner.
I haven't seen too many unusual birds, yet. I saw a new pair of cardinals, this morning, and a few finches are showing interest in the thistle seed. Wild Birds Unlimited has a nice website with an online bird identification feature, including the calls. That is new since I used to bird, many years ago.
The land always looks a little empty, even ugly, in the winter but it isn't - it is just teeming with things if you look.
Birds are kind of evil looking if you get right down to it.
So now, I have adjusted the height of the bird cam, the distance from the food and the frequency of shots. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I got it right, this time. The nice thing about birding is that it forces you to look at details instead of just giving the land a swift sweep of the eyes. You just "see" more when you are looking for information rather than just to gather impressions.
Evelyn has shown a little interest in the apple slices but Pearl has just ignored the whole thing.
It is COLD! We are planning to have a fire, tonight, if husband can find some kindling. I am scared to death he will try to retrieve the logs I set out to hold bird seed.
Happy Quilting (and birding),
Penny, Evelyn and Pearl