It’s party time on the bird feeder!
It’s supposed to be spring when I come back here! Why is it so cold and windy?
Something on the other side of the feeder…
Another one going back to the end of June.
The rain had stopped for a bit when this photo was taken.
Not long enough for this purple finch to groom himself. 😀
There was one day in June when we got so many birds visiting at once. Especially goldfinches. It was really hard to choose photos for critter of the day!
My older brother had given my parents hanging bird feeders as gifts, years ago. The church one was for my mother, and the barn was for my late father. For some reason, my mom took the barn one with her when she moved off the farm, leaving the church one with my dad. She had been using is as a garden decoration, so when she wanted to take it in for the winter, but had no space for it, I had no problem agreeing when she asked me to bring it back to the farm.
This way, when one is empty, we can just switch them out.
The red barn matches the purple finches very well! 😀
This picture reminds me of the children’s book I used to read to my daughters, long ago, in which a lost little bird kept asking different things if they were its mother.
Purple finches, from early May, taken when the bird feeder was moved right up to the living room window.
Peek-a-boo! I see you!
Getting photos while the feeder was moved by the window when the trees were cleared from the roof has made me seriously consider moving it closer on a more permanent basis. If it wasn’t a higher traffic pathway, I would have done that right from the start. The lilac the purple finch is on in the photo on the right is about the same distance from the house as the feeder is, during the summer, so the zoom lens does make up for it rather well.
A couple of last photos taken during the snow storm in the middle of April.
The blowing snow didn’t stop these hardy little birds!
This photo was taken just days before the snow storm hit, in the middle of April.
Such a lovely, warm and sunny day.
These were taken during the snow storm we got in the middle of April.
They all look rather irritated by the weather. LOL