With the wind knocking over the bird feeder so often, the hanging feeders were getting pretty damaged. So the last time it happened, I decided it was a good time to get a suet feeder for the winter.
I think it’s going over rather well, with the chickadees!
More photos going back to shortly after the Thanksgiving weekend blizzard.
Chickadees are just fine with storms, cold and snow!
You can tell it’s starting to get chilly, when the chickadees start to puff out their feathers more!
Black capped chickadee, in a lilac bush.
Take a closer look at the branch this chickadee is perched on.
This and other more horizontal branches of the lilac tree are worn down like this.
It’s from all the birds pecking the sunflower seeds they hold in their claws, open!
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I just uploaded another batch of photos from the feeding station outside our living room window. I’ll be posting the last of the March images over the next while, starting with this little cutie!
The chickadees like to grab seed from the feeders, then go into the lilac branches. There, we can see them pecking at the branch they are on, apparently trying to break the seed they brought with them. The blue jays like to do the same thing with sunflower seeds.
One nice thing about no leaves on the lilacs this time of year; we can see the birds in them, better. 🙂
Things are quite a bit warmer, as I post this photo; the chickadees look so much smaller, now that they don’t have to puff themselves up like this! 🙂
Finally starting on February critter pictures!
For the next few days, it’ll be birds, birds, birds. 🙂
First up, a chilly little redpoll with her chickadee buddy.
She looks like she’s even squinting from the cold!