Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Bird Feeder

Today I have some news that to me is exciting.
I received a unique bird feeder for Christmas and it has only taken the Blue Jays 6 months to feed from it.


I was very excited when I saw this bird picking at the  peanuts.
I had seen a few Woodpeckers at the peanuts,but really wanted the Blue Jays to find them.
Thankfully,I was sitting on the deck,camera in hand when it happened.
The red feeder and the Blue Jay make a lovely contrast.The added sunshine made for some good photography.

Persistence pays.
He had to work fairly hard to get a nut out of it,but finally succeeded.
When I had restocked this feeder,they quickly figured out how to get the peanuts out of it.


When there was a lull in the bird activity I turned my attention to the new leaves,just pushing their way out.I love how all that new growth looks.
These leaves are on the Silver Maple tree standing in the middle of my yard.

A variety of birds have been visiting my rock feeder.
The Grackle is another bird which I have failed to get a decent picture of,until now.
I love how the sunlight shows all the beautiful colours of this bird.


A few days ago,I stepped out on the deck early in the morning.I was struck by the patterns in the clouds.
The dark clouds were like strands of fibbers across the sky.


Thought for today,has no connection to the pictures,but I like it:
Forget the past and future and dwell wholly on today,
For God controls the future and He will direct our way.

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, Ruth! That's a unique feeder! The bright sunshine helps out with the pictures and with my spirits! The clouds are always interesting to me!

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  2. Love the feeder, beautiful picture. I used to have lots of BlueJays in my feeders, until we moved everything closer to the house. Now they only show up once in a while, but I can still hear them coming!

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  3. that's a pretty cool feeder. glad they finally took to it! :)

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  4. Those Jays really have to work for their food! Cool feeder! I bet it is very entertaining to watch all these birds! I love the cotton fiber clouds too! So interesting. The Grackle's colors are beautiful!

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  5. That is a neat feeder. I'm glad you caught the Blue Jay at work getting the peanut. Your photos of the birds, leaves and clouds are gorgeous.

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  6. I like the design of your feeder! We have had more birds than ever...even the hummers are back as well as the grosbeaks. I just love the activity this time of year...nice shots!

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  7. What a unique bird feeder. Very nice! Love that last image of the sky, too. :))

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  8. The feeder looks like a red "Slinky." Very clever. All the photos are great, but the cloud photo stands out for me.

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  9. That feeder is going to give you a lot of enjoyment Ruth. Now that the Blue Jays have figured it out they'll be back to see you, I'm sure. Diane

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  10. HI Ruth...That's a different kind of feeder...I wonder if the Bluejays realizes what he has been missing ; }
    Your last photo of the sky is lovely !!
    Grace

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  11. Lovely images, Ruth. I've seen that feeder in a catalog I think. Glad the Blue Jays figured it out!

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  12. These clouds, they look like the Japanese drawings you see of their mountains. The feeder looks wonderful for nuts, I love it! I'll have to go to our bird store and look for one like it. Is it squirrel proof? You have a silver maple in your yard??? I ADORE them and will travel quite always to see any, you probably remember my posts on the silver maples, I even made a video of their leaves rustling.

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  13. A lovely collection Rurth and the grackle shot is a definite 'keeper'.

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  14. Great shots of your beautiful birds!
    Thanks for sharing

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  15. Wonderful photos and I love the quote.

    FlowerLady

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  16. This is sooooooo beautiful, Ruth. And what an interesting feeder for the peanuts. xox

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  17. That is a really neat feeder! I love how you make me find a new appreciation for birds that I usually think are nuisances. The colors in the grackle and the blue jay. I tend to dismiss them as noisy and feeder hogs! A good life lesson there, thank you.

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  20. Another lovely post! I've seen those feeders and wondered how well they worked.

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  21. that is a really neat peanut feeder, beautiful colors in the photo. jays are hard to get to sit still for a good shot of them. these are great. love that rippled sky. you are blessed with beauty out your door and the good sense to see it and love it.to me all things seem more beautiful when painted by sunshine. god's autograph is all over your yard and now your post

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  22. WoW ruth, these are really good. i love that slinky feeder, very cool and awesome for pictures!!

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  23. Very pretty feeder and what an interesting sky!

    Heading for the coast in a couple of hours.

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  24. What a unique bird feeder that is and I'm glad the bluejays finally found it.
    All of your photos are beautiful.

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  25. I thought for a minute I was losing my mind. Then I remembered where I had seen these. I enjoyed the story to go with it here.

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  26. I love this post Ruth. I love the bird feeder in this post. I did not realize there were so many different styles of bird feeders. Great shot of the early morning clouds. And I love the thought for today.

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  27. Such good thoughts! That way of living removes a lot of stress.

    Loved the photos. Your red feeder is unique! So glad the birds have figured out how to eat from it.

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  28. What a cool bird feeder! Great shots.

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  29. There are so many interesting feeders! It's a good way of watching birds, I definitely have to buy one.

    The thought for the day made me remember one which is very similar and which says that there is no past and no future, there is just all embracing presence. Wise words, aren't they?

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  30. Hi Ruth,..
    that is such a cute feeder....I'm not that familiar with birds and their feeding habits..Does it take a while once you put out a new feeder for the birds to begin eating...the reason I ask is because I put out a feeder and I really have not noticed the birds feeding from it...IDK
    You have some very good photos here...

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  31. Isn't it wonderful to have all your home birds enertaining you?
    Ruth, I love your thought for today. So very true, and I am honestly believing in these words at this time in my life.

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  32. Amen to that quote!
    Lovely birds - yay for you!!

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  33. What an interesting feeder, I'm glad they found it. Have a great weekend, Ruth!

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  34. What a cool feeder; I have never seen one like this...And you are so right; the contrast of the red and blue is beautiful.....

    We too have had flocks of birds and it's wonderful....I am enjoying each one of them....

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  35. Wow, I love that bird feeder; never seen one like it. The jay perched on it is quite lovely. Have a great weekend! Hugs!

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  36. I like your photos so much because I am a nature lover and you captured it so lovely
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  37. What a neat feeder! I'd like to get one for my blue jays and the titmice. Both love peanuts! And it is very attractive!

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  38. Your photos are always so beautiful. Blessings for your Mother's Day.

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  39. What a cool feeder! So glad the blue jays found it!
    LOVE the grackle too.
    Your last shot reminds me of a "snowscape" - Just beautiful!

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  40. I LIKE that feeder! I'm glad the blue jay found it finally and that you were there to capture its photo.

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  41. That is indeed a unique feeder. Clever Jay for figuring out how to extract a peanut. I'm not so sure I'd even figure out how to fill it. ;)

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