Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ole Red!

My first male cardinal of the year. I spotted a female a couple days ago but couldn't get a good picture of it. Danny said he thought he saw a female today at the feeder but it flew and he couldn't swear it was one.
Dining with friends.

Just hanging out.

The cardinal is our state bird, Virginia.
Why don't I see more of them?

Monday, February 15, 2010

A New Favorite Feeder!

Danny made me another PVC feeder yesterday!
A smaller one this time.

We hung it in the Smoke Tree by the garden pond that is frozen over right now!

The birds really love it and it didn't take but a few hours to find it!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday Ferbuary 6, 2010..... the day that my life was changed.
I am not sure if it was changed for the better or not!
That's the day that I fell in love for the first time
in my life

This is a picture, taken today, showing Cedar Waxwings and Eastern Bluebirds.
A total count of 6 Cedar Waxwings and this is the first day that they have been spotted here.
That is a beautiful bird!!!

Miss Mier......the bird cat......
oh what trouble you will be in when I see
his feathers sticking out of the sides of your mouth!

The bird feeder that Danny built me last Sunday.

Dinner time!!
The good times have begun!

And it all started because of these little beauties showing up in my Crabapple tree outside my window on Saturday 2/6/2010.
Danny went to the hardware store that morning and bought the supplies needed to make me this great feeder and it has been a very exciting week since he hung it in the dogwood tree.
I have rearranged my office so I can see the birds with out having to get up and run to the window....I still get up and run to the window with my camera when a new bird is spotted anyway.
My camera broke and I had to return it and I upgraded to a Nikon D3000!!!
I have to be on the look out for a new zoom lens so that I never miss any birding action, too!!
The count for the week is as many as 40 Eastern Bluebirds at one time.
Cedar Waxwings = 6
Dark Eyed Junco's = 30
Sparrows and Wrens = several
Female Cardinal = 1
(odd because we usually have Cardinals and not these other birds....Global Warming huh?)
Black Crows = 6 everyday
Bird cats = 3 for the time being hahaha

and that's the reason this blog was started!
I want to have a journal to track the birding action around the farm. A place to be able to refer back to in years to come and monitor my progress with this new found hobby of ours.
Yes Danny is knee deep in this one right along with me!!!!!!
Happy Birding!!!