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, April 7, 2016

Everyone came to dinner......................

Wow, I went and looked out the bathroom window and didn't know what to do first. Birds, all over the place. The Crows came. The Starlings, the Finches, Woodpeckers, Chickadees, Cardinals and all the other usual suspects. I didn't know where to point my camera.
The Starlings were looking a bit damp
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The yellow Finch was nice and bright
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The Cardinal was showing off.
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The yellow Bellied sap sucker
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The Nuthatch
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The Downey
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The Crow
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The Blue Jay
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Even the Robin. It likes that rusty pan for some reason
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The Junco
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There were a few more but I have to show this squirrel enjoying some of my bread. I had made the dough but it didn't rise. So I baked it and gave 1/2 to the critters.
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The female Finches were there too
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Cute little Downey, I think it's a girl.
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This guy was looking smart
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This was a good shot because I was down in the garden and she flew right up next to me. Funny how a different angle makes them look so different
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Anyway, not a lot to say today but wanted to get some of the pictures out. It's still snowing. It's also raining. It is melting, slushy and yeuk. I need to replenish the bird foods but I am out of money at the moment. Meanwhile I put out what I can and have emptied out some older things like cereal and they are liking the Cranberries I put out for them. They say not to give bread to birds. Well, if a bird is hungry like those Starlings I am sure bread is better than starvation, so if thats what I have thats what they get. I normally buy the black seeds, sunflower seeds, peanuts shelled and in the shell. I give them good food but I also buy bread for them. For the Crows I put out meat and anything that does not get eaten. I put the table scraps out for anyone who wants them. Rabbits, Possum and most likely Raccoons.
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I think that Boots is one of the beneficiaries of the scraps. Hmmmmmm. I would not put it past Bessie either.


Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, what a party!!!! I actually put out 3 bird feeders today and had many in as well! We are getting red winged black birds in too. I throw out bread as well. It can be so pricey!! I agree! Boots is looking for those scraps! LOL! Great post! Hugs!

Sherry Crocker said...

Looks a lot like my yard. You got better pictures than I did though. What kind of camera are you using? After work tomorrow I am headed to Tractor Supply for more seed. They are having a good sale til the end of the month. I know it's a long haul for you guys, but if you have to be out by Grawn for any reason it is a good place to stop.