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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Date Day Part 2: Crazy Bird People

Do you remember when you were younger how there was always one house in the neighborhood that was full of bird feeders, bird baths and an old bent couple who fed them? I remember thinking, "Whew, I hope I never end up like those crazy bird people!" Well guess what...I did! Except now I don't think it's so crazy. I LOVE my little feathered friends that come and visit me.
(This is a double sock thistle feeder that works great! I've counted up to 19 birds on it all at
once. These are males & females of the American Yellow finch and the Lesser Yellow finch)

Last Date Day, we stopped by a little store in Boerne (the one with the wallaby) and bought several bags of bird food and a couple of new bird feeders. Keep in mind that we already had four or five feeders out, but of course we love birds and needed more.

We also did a little antiquing and bought the top of an old cement water fountain. It's a cute cherub holding up a bowl. It will be perfect for holding peanuts. The hole in the center (where the water would come up through) is perfect for drainage so that if it rains, the peanuts won't flow away, but the water will.

These are the two new feeders. The birds love the tall one, but don't see too interested in the dome. I need to find something much more yummy to bribe them with.

As soon as we had everything hung up and went inside, this beautiful cardinal came down to see if we had dropped anything on the way in. Isn't he so handsome?


Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Congratulations on being a crazy bird person! I love to feed the birds too! Unfortunately, I think I'm going to be the crazy old lady that lives in the old, old, house way out by itself filled with cats!(and ducks, chickens, rabbits, and Sophie, and maybe one day...grandchildren). {: blessings, Kathleen

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

So you have joined us in the Crazy bird people's club????? So what! I love feeding the birds --- always have! Just love those feeders and those finches! Never knew such a little thing could eat so much!!!!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

I would love to have all those pretty, sweet birds in my yard!

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Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Those are fabulous photos, Patricia! I am just beginning to try to attract feathered friends to our home. I could just listen to their songs all day.

I see my friend, Cora, found her way to this post. She is a bird lover extraordinaire! She once said that she would go hungry before her birds if the came to that! LOL

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Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

How wonderful to have a Cardinal in your yard!! We only get blue jays, doves, hummingbirds and an occasional crow.

Love what you have done!!!!!


Gina E. said...

You would love it here, Patricia - most people in the surburb where I live in outer Melbourne, have bird feeders of one kind or another. You might have seen hubby's aviaries on earlier posts on my blog - he has 5 walk-in aviaries, with finches and budgies at the moment, as well as some hens which we are hoping will produce eggs soon. But the wild birds who visit our garden are much more colorful, which is why everyone around here likes to leave fruit and seed out for them.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I LOVE to see the birds come to our garden! We have lots of cardinals and blue jays and the lovely yellow finches. My favorite is the humming birds! Have fun!
hugs, Sherry