Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Entertaining New Friends

On Sunday, I hung this bird feeder. What you can't see is that I rigged a mounting hook using metal coathangers a la my paternal grandfather. He rigged many things. Surprisingly I absorbed that, and I realized it as I balanced precariously at the top of a ladder with a pair of needle nose pliers making adjustments to my mounting hook.

Anyway. The New Bird Feeder.

My new friends:

They play peek-a-boo.

They look both ways before eating.

This little one makes several landings to scope things out, hops on the feeder, gets a seed and flies off to eat it.

She looks at everyone a little askance.

So far there have been four pairs of regulars (two different pairs of cardinals). I am hoping for the pileated woodpecker to make an appearance. And I'm trying to figure out if I can move the feeder to a pole mount, but I need post hole diggers.

And that's something I don't keep lying around the house.


  1. Awwww, now I want a bird feeder, but all I have around here is seagulls...guess that wouldn't work out so well, huh?

    Love the photos and since I will have to live vicariously through you, please keep them coming!!

  2. Awww so cute! I want one too! Or a hummingbird feeder. But somehow I think that would make things WAY TOO easy on my cat and WAY TOO hard on the cute little birdies.

  3. Oh man
    I saw this
    and thought about the feeder the teen made me for the holidays
    thats still sitting on the work bench in the garage.
    must be resourceful and figure out a way to hang today!!!

  4. Hey! We have post hole diggers. Feel free to borrow them anytime you'd like.

    We live on a farm and all of that.

    I even checked with Scott and he's cool with it.


  5. When you were about 2 yrs old we had a house where the kitchen windows overlooked the roof of the carport. I put out a dish of birdseed and you just loved standing on a chair watching the chickadees (mostly) who visited it. Mama

  6. I have tried to have bird feeders in my backyard and the squirrels ALWAYS figure out a way to get to them. I set in my kitchen one day and watched a squirrel leap and I mean leap, from my patio table to the edge of the feeder. He hung on for dear life and pulled himself up onto it. What a feat and feast for him. I love the photos Molly.

  7. Ahhh just to fix my misuse of the word "set" in my first sentence- I meant to say " I was sitting " LOLOL



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