Parade of Fitness brought this remark from:
“We had some of those SUDDENLY SUMMER ... Hot days too..... No fun to play when it is THAT hot. RIGHT?”
Right! Above I’m askin’ myself “do I really want to pick this up?”.
Sepia Saturday’s Summer in the South…
Janet Keefe asked…
“I love when you have some of the same birds down there as we have up here! That looks like the larger Hairy woodpecker, do you have the smaller Downy ones too?
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets”
The bill didn’t quite look right for the Hairy. I’m not sure which he is. Downy Woodpeckers are everywhere in the U.S. Hairy Woodpeckers are in much of the U.S. with a couple of exceptions which includes part of Texas.
Since we’re in the southeast, both are common here.
We also have red headed woodpeckers, red bellied, pileated and flickers as well as sapsuckers.
Monday Mischief titled Mischief Thursday prompted this question…
There was lots of curiosity about the diet the cardinal Love Birds were eating.
NC Sue asked…
“What are you feeding these guys? They look like they're having a feast! I've never seen a feeder like this. Did you make it yourself or find it for sale? I find it intriguing.
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/textures.html. These are great shots!”
Oz theTerrier had the same query…
“Oh Hawk, we just LOVE cardinals!!! We are curious...what are you feeding them? We have a wonderful little pair in the backyard and would love to put something out for them.
I’m feeding them orange halves and melon seeds from my Humans’ breakfast.
MyDog Likes wonders…
“What a cool feeder! Do the squirrels stay out of it!?”
Whether or not the squirrels have access depends on the pole you use to hang your feeder and where you locate it. I suggest using a raccoon baffle, not a squirrel baffle. Also, keeping it away from overhanging branches or shrubs helps.
We don’t put the feeder in the open because of the raptors that feast on squirrels and rabbits. Until the last couple of years, we’ve had no squirrels or rabbits.
My Human ordered the feeder from a catalog before my time. It was to feed the orioles. You put fruit on the one side and, if you’re trying to attract orioles, mulberries or blueberry jelly works great.
Y’all come on back now!