Remember when I shared all the photos from my bird feeder? Remember how excited I was to have some new animal friends?Here’s what I believe to be a female cardinal. Could be a juvenile male, but I don’t think so. Females are brownish-red.
This is what a juvenile male looks like (left). Gray feathers are being replaced by red.
I’ve seen hummingbirds in person for the first time in my life this summer. I was shocked to see how much they look like little fairies. I don’t have a feeder for them, but they must’ve seen all the critters coming to our yard thinking there might be something here for them. They are difficult to capture in a photograph. In the vein of Where’s Waldo, can you find the hummingbird mixed in these plants below?
Every morning last week I thought I woke up at the zoo! I created a monster. Flocks of birds (is “flock” the right word?) have been making my back yard their new home. From what I can tell, they are mostly finches and cardinals. They carpeted my patio waiting for their turn on the feeder. I’ve had at least two squirrels and two chipmunks hanging out with them, too.Since we’re nearing fall, I wondered if the food out there is starting to run scarce. I used to wonder why the birds weren’t attracted to my feeder. Now I have to chase them away, along with the other critters, in order to sit on the chaise lounge on the patio.
I took the feeder down, but my husband felt bad for the birds when they were there looking for the food. He put it back. I wonder how many will stick around through the winter.
Have you ever done something with good intention and it turned out to be a problem for you?