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, January 17, 2016

A Different Kind of Visitor...................

Today was a full out blizzard on and off. The snow was so thick, blowing, that I could not see across the road. I cleaned and filled the feeders several times. At first no one was about, then in the grape vines lots of twittering started as the Chickadees got hungry. They love sitting in there in the shelter. Then the Blue Jay scouts announced that the feeder was full and they all came down with a whole flock of Starlings. I had to go out and refill. My Crow came to call and I caught 3 of them at the feeder. Wow, that has never happened and so I threw out 1/2 a loaf of bread. That was demolished in a couple of minutes flat. So out I go and refill. I got a lot of pictures.
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The Crows had to be really hungry to actually come to the feeder. They sat in the tree very close by.
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The woodpeckers were in and stuffing their faces. None of them are as cautious as they used to be.
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Look at this little guy, and his tail.
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The Cardinal actually came down today, he has been really skittish of late
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The Starlings in this next picture reminds me of a scene in Interview With The Vampire. They are such pretty birds when you look at the individuals
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Meanwhile inside, someone was in my way
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I had to keep evicting her.
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I was happy to see the Tuffted Titmouse come in today. They are such pretty little things.
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Someone else was being a pest and came by to see if the feeders had been filled again. Yes for the third time today.
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So it was a very big surprise to see a hawk sitting in my tree. It was snowing so hard that I didn't get too many good shots.
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I saw him fly over later in the day. I loved seeing him and would love some better pictures but I hope he doesn't come back. I don't want him to eat my birds.The Junco likes to eat off the ground and there is always lots down there for him.
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The Chickadee's are always here, faithful little things
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I love it when I see someone different come in, and I love that they all know to come here. I love how they sound out the alarm that the feeders are full and within a few minutes they have cleared their plates.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Word in the bird world travels fast! I often see hawks along the highway, but none here in residential areas. I do see the turkey buzzards flying high on the thermals. You took some really nice photos--love the woodpeckers!

Magic Love Crow said...

You could really make a book with all your photos! Really love them! The hawk has been close by again here! 4 ravens went after it yesterday! Today, no little birds around! I will keep putting the feed out!