August – Birds of a Feather…

So the saying goes, that Birds of a Feather Flock Together.  I’m not sure exactly what that means in relation to our bird feeder.  There are a lot of birds flocking there, and squirrels – which aren’t birds at all, but apparently, think they are.

Chris takes good care of the birds – the feeders are always full and the bird bath always has fresh water.  We’ve been rewarded by a growing number and variety of birds that frequent our front yard.  Whether it’s coffee in the morning or a drink in the late afternoon – we sit in the rocking chairs on the front porch and watch the rotation of birds.

There is the constant fluttering of cardinals, blue jays, nut hatches, wrens, sparrows and gold finches, sometimes interspersed with red-bellied woodpeckers and downy woodpeckers and an occasional blue bird.  The hummingbird feeder in the back yard gets an infrequent visitor – but at least we know there are hummingbirds around.  And flying overhead are hawks, black birds and sometimes turkey vultures.  The other day we had something new and ran for the bird book – maybe some sort of an Oriole.

It’s a great place for bird watching; apparently there is a lot of flocking going on.

We have a colorful front yard. Red Cardinals.
Blue Birds.
And bright yellow goldfinches.
Turkey Vultures.
Red bellied woodpeckers — who actually have a red head, and I have yet to see their bellies, so I don’t know…
And a “flock” of squirrels who are determined to get into the squirrel proof bird feeder.
And these two — who clearly don’t belong at the bird feeder.

2 thoughts on “August – Birds of a Feather…

  1. Jeanne, you only think that bird feeder is squirrel proof. After several years of us having a similar one, the sly squirrels learned how to get the food out! I gave up & took down the feeder.

    They are masters of cunning. You cannot win.

    Lizzy, Media


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