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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Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Crows, more birds and critters.............

The Crows are really getting through the bread and are quite vocal about me getting out there to feed them. They will have a treat tomorrow, I saved the bacon grease for them they love that. Isn't he pretty?
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I got some pictures of the squirrels. I hate to chase them off and will allow them their time for eating. They love the peanut butter and the peanuts in shells. Look at the little hands shelling the peanuts
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Then there are the grey squirrels, look at the feast this one is enjoying
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The Starlings like to huddle in the grapevine. Its a refuge for all the small birds too. A place they can eat out of the elements somewhat.
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Look out my bathroom window at the hoard of Starlings waiting their turn in the trees
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I have been wondering what this is all about. I have noticed that what I thought were squirrel nests, the Starlings and Blue Jays seem to hang out around them. I wonder what they find to eat? Fleas? Or maybe squirrels stash food in there? Anyway, several that were large at onset of winter now seem depleated and pulled apart
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We had several little red finches come to visit. It's nice to see something different on occasion. I wish I could pull more birds in.
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A couple of the regulars
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Well not a lot new to show you, it's just been so cold, I feel so bad for the critters. I saw a rabbit this morning. He got on the deck the same way that the cat does, under the gate. Well there is plenty of food that falls to the floor so its good to see someone is getting to it. I was not quick enough to get a picture. I will be more careful tomorrow and see if he is there again.
Linking with Adorned from above


September Violets said...

I keep putting up more and more photos of birds and critters on my blog too. I think everyone is maybe getting a bit tired of this long winter now. Are you? I love that shot of the crow, he looks old-fashioned somehow. Maybe it's his dark feathers reminding me of black feather boas. The squirrels are cute too. I saw a little red squirrel at the marsh the other day, but he was so nervous. I finally just tossed some seeds under the tree he was clinging to. I have even less variety of birds in my yard than you, so be happy with the cardinals & downies ;) Enjoy your weekend Janice, they keep telling us it's going to warm up now ...

CIELO said...

I love your blog and love to read about your magical aviary world. Your blog is a reflexion of your heart. And it is lovely


Donna said...

I enjoyed your photos of the birds and squirrels. I noticed you have black squirrels, which we don't have down south. Beautiful photos. I love bird watching all year round.


Magic Love Crow said...

Your pictures are magnificent! I love them Janice!