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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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Crows enjoy a feast..............

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The crow was waiting for me in the tree by the deck. I came home from shopping and had to put out food before I unpacked. The Brave one came in first and filled his beak. I wish I could tell them apart once they are down. Another one who will come down once Brave one has come in also filled his beak.
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They are such beautiful birds. I don't know why people don't like them. Yes they can be noisy, so are the Blue Jays and Starlings. They are all beautiful in their own way.
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They are more cautious than most birds who come to my feeder. I am sure they get shooed away from most feeders. They declined my offers the other day when the squirrel got run over. They cleaned him up leaving only a smudge on the road. Thank you very much. I hate seeing the little flat bodies on the road.
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Anyway, enough of those chaps. Here are a few more visitors the last couple of days
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I watched as one Blue Jay put 3 peanuts in his crop and held 3 more in his beak. I have seen them go hide them in different places to. So they must go back for them once the feeder is cleaned out
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Some only manage one, so I assume they are younger and have not yet learned the tricks of the trade.They squabble a lot
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The good weather has most likely kept many away. I have only seen the Titmouse and Nuthatch recently.
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The Pileated Woodpecker came back. I was really happy to see that. He explored the whole back yard. I got a few pictures.
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The Yellow Bellied Sapsucker also made a call
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The Cardinals have come when I have not had a camera close by. They have been here though.
As I said, I think everyone is finding enough to eat. Mr Cardinal today was eating the berries on the Burning bush.
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Plenty of berries around the yard

I had about a dozen Mourning Doves hanging out. This one took a nap
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A rarer visitor was Mr Nuthatch. The lady comes about every day, but this one is rare to see. So pretty.
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Always love the Chickadee
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Those little buggers are hard to capture they flit around so much.


DeniseinVA said...

Hi Janice, your photos of the birds are really lovely. I like crows too, they are a very intelligent bird and I enjoy the ones who come calling. Thanks for stopping by. I have had fun catching up.

September Violets said...

Your crows remember you from last year Janice! I'm glad they came back to spend the winter with you. I see the crows flying around the neighbourhood, but they never come to my yard. I love the variety of birds who come visiting you. You did well to get these photos. I tried taking photos of a pileatd woodpecker once, but he was moving around so quickly, the shots weren't great. Today I saw what I'm pretty sure was some kind of eagle flying overheard. He was huge! As big as a turkey vulture, but it was dark and speckled on his tummy. His wings looked a bit rough with lots of feathers missing. I wonder if he was a bit late for migrating.

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks for making me smile!! Love this post so much! Seeing my crows and all the beautiful birds! Truly beautiful! Hugs!