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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Birdwatching

Coldest morning so far this season. 0 C. A few clouds in the sky when I left on my walk but by the time I was on my way back there were a lot more. I noticed that the Buffleheads have returned to spend the winter on the lake.
 All of the pictures today are from the internet.

I saw some female Northern Shovelers. I wonder if the males were in a different spot on the lake or if they come later. 
                This rather fuzzy photo shows a pair of them. Again, from the internet.

 Back home again and having a cup of tea I noticed that the Chickadees were even more busy than usual. They are such cheerful birds and quite unafraid of us.


This fellow has been coming to the feeder for sunflower seeds the past few days. It's a Red Breasted Nuthatch and I hope he stays around. Nuthatches have the strangest call ( there is no way to call that 'honk' of his a song.)

                 They will feed upside down just as soon as right side up.  Very cute to watch.

I hope you are having a great day.   Spend some time outside if you can.


                                      Granny Marigold

9 comments:

  1. I love birdwatching too. Our feeder had been empty for a couple of weeks and the other day we filled it up again and within three hours it was empty again! Those blue jays are messy hogs... much of the seed landed on the ground and the porch and the top of the woodpile!

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    1. We also had trouble with bigger birds hogging all the seed and making a mess so my DH built a sort of platform with a roof. He covered the sides with wire mesh. The openings are fine for smaller birds but squirrels and larger birds can't get in. No more mess underneath the feeder either.

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  2. Hi! It is great that you are faithful to your walking! Seeing the birds that come to your bird feeder makes me wish we had one. Nancy

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  3. Beautiful birds.
    We have a few Humming Birds here...but they are so fast I can never get a decent photo
    Thank you for sharing
    Phoebe x

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  4. Sounds like you have many beautiful birds around. I haven't seen a red breasted nuthatch, we just have the white breasted ones. A pileated woodpecker was in our backyard this morning. Managed to quickly get a few photos.

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    1. I'm so envious of you seeing the pileated Woodpecker. Such an impressive bird!!

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    2. So beautiful! We saw them quite often when we lived out in the country in Nova Scotia.

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  5. I enjoyed hearing about your birdwatching. I'm going to find a recording of the nuthatch 'honk'! :)

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