Even though my garden is under several inches of snow, I can still enjoy watching the antics of my backyard birds.
The chickadees are ever busy and a hoot to watch. They take a piece of safflower and ‘hide’ in my honeysuckle vine branches to break it open. Then it’s back to the feeder for more.
The cardinals are easy to spot when the ground is white. Although they don’t often like to sit IN the feeder, they are the ground clean-up crew getting all the seeds the others dropped. And where the female is, the male isn’t far away. I’ve learned to look for him when she’s near. He never lets her out of her site – it’s pretty cute. 🙂
The nuthatches are busy too, although I usually hear them before I see them. And the woodpeckers are the main feeders to our suet cake, but the chickadees and nuthatches are also frequent visitors.
I won’t be posting for a couple of weeks. I’m taking some time to enjoy my family, get my tax detail in order and setting my business goals for 2010.
I’ll be back to posting soon! Until then, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!