This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Poor Birds.........................

I was feeling so bad for the birds today. It was so cold outside, never stopped snowing and blowing. I went out 3 times to brush away snow and refill the feeders. They are enjoying their suet and especially the bread with peanut butter. I am trying to give them a lot of fat stuff. The Blue Jays and Crows love the breads. Some have fruit in it.
My feets are weally weally cold.
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The poodles were limping when they came back in after just a few moments out there. In fact I had to go out and carry little Brea back in.
The Woodpeckers really enjoy the suet, the ones with the red heads seem to put some of it in the tree bark and come back for it? Not sure what they are doing but that could be.
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There have been several different woodpeckers recently
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The smaller birds were very cold, fluffed up but yet still had the energy to squabble.
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I just love them all and wish I could put out a heating pad for them.
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Well tomorrow will be even worse than today apparently. I could not believe they had school open today it was so bad. It was ok at 5am when they checked, they should have listened to the weatherman, he was right for a change. So lets hope they are closed tomorrow. One funny (not so) thing today. Visibility was so bad a van ran up the back of a semi truck and got stuck under it. The truck didn't know and kept right on goint. They got a 911 call from the van...........ummm we are stuck under a semi and he wont stop......Sigh.......thank goodness they were ok.


Beth said...

I so enjoy your photos - am glad you are feeding the birds during this cold weather.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Enjoyed the beautiful photos of birds today!

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

I live in Southern Ontario and our winters are pretty cold, I think the only worse places are Wisconson and Michigan.

Your birds are so lovely. We go out to feed ours all day in this weather. They all seem to be living under our screened in room floor so they are out of the wind. The poor little things. I don't understand why everyone does not feed the birds, not only do they need it but on these bleak, cold days it is so nice to look out and see the colourful life in the yard.

Keep warm

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your bird photos so much! We feed our birds ;o) That is so funny about the van! LOL! Hugs ;o)