Thursday, March 8, 2012
Because there is no seed in the feeder, and just suet, the squirrels don't bother anymore. And we are back to attracting some really pretty birds, like these guys. I took these pictures through the kitchen window. A friend from Nantucket who happens to be a bit of a bird expert has now told me what each of these birds are, so I am labeling each one...
Cardinals (male and female)
Here are the birds that have laid eggs in a potted plant in our garage. First there were two eggs, now we're up to 6 eggs! They don't seem to mind our coming and going in the evening with the loud garage door going up and down. Guess they figure it's the price they pay for a warm safe garage nest!
Carolina Wren's nest
Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Female Downy Woodpecker
Black Capped Chickadee and Male Cardinal
Incoming Grackle, Outgoing Blue Jay
A few weeks ago, we realized there was a HUGE draft coming from the molding by the side of the fireplace. When we removed the molding, there is a really big gap, and cold air from the garage is definitely coming into the family room. Paul went and bought a huge roll of insulation and stuffed it in to try to fill in the gap. Seems better now. Too bad we didn't realize all winter long!