Wednesday, January 29, 2014

South Burlington birds: Carolina Wren in a pocket-Bird photos

Carolina Wren

See home made suet recipe further down this posting. 

Is the restaurant open yet?

  First there was one visiting daily,

       than there were two visiting daily.

         So much on the menu; what to choose. I love peanuts and suet and sunflower seeds.

                                                              Homemade (secret recipe) suet.

                                                   Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, who goes there?

 Just little ole me (Titmouse)

                            Beaks help in identifying a bird.

See these web sites for help in ID'g particular birds and how to improve your ID skills.

                                  What's in your pocket?

                        I am not coming out until it warms up.

                                                            Natural eyebrow. No plucking required.


                              A friend at hand is worth a bird in the bush-on the look out.

                                Ah, another beautiful sunny day- to bad I have to go to school.

                                                                 All done breakfast...

                                                           Time to go to school...

                                                                        Studying B's of the ABC's

                                                                 Baby it's cold outside

                                                            Slippin and sliding away.

                                                        Sure beats Kibbles and Bits.

Didn't I tell you? Peanut butter grows on trees. 

                                            Tails up, runway clear, ready for take off.

               Mine, all mine. Oops. sorry dear, you can have some. You can have all you want.

2013 Christmas bird count, Green Mountain Audubon:
"Southern" species continued their march into northern New England. In addition to the record-breaking numbers of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Cardinals, Tufted Titmice, and Carolina Wrens (13) were broadly represented in multiple sectors of the Burlington circle. Read more @

Red alert, more patrons entering. 

Dig in folks, there is plenty for everyone. 

Fuel up backyard birds; its going to get cold out.
Making homemade suet today. Preparing for cold weather. Fun altering ingredients, trying out different recipes. Whats your favorite homemade suet mix? My ingredients selection: Lard, unsalted all natural peanut butter (both melted in microwave), Bobs Red Mill Coarse Cornmeal (Whole Grain), Bobs Red Mill Rolled Oats-Gluten Free, Chick Starter (Non medicated) -for protein, fiber, fat and other nutrients.

Total of 21 feeders in place. Feeding homemade suet, Black Oil Sunflower seeds, Mixed nut/fruit/seed. Threw in some butternuts for the squirrels, and laid out some carrots for the rabbits also.  One feeder is dedicated to peanuts for the nut loving birds like the nuthatches and woodpeckers.

                     American Tree Sparrow

Which side of the bars am I on?

Freckles, freckles, nothing like sun on freckles.

                                             You watch my back, I'll watch yours.
                                                 You scratch my tail, I'll scratch yours.
                                                      You love me, and I do so love you.

                                                       Happy Valentine's Barbara!

                                            Rare Angel Bird

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