Friday, January 21, 2011

Yesterday.....

This was taken yesterday...I know it is a mess with all the cluttered background. I meant to get out and try to take some better ones but never got around to it. The birds were out there all day long....all kinds. There were a couple pair of cardinals, nuthatches, chickadees, woodpeckers, finches, sparrows, and starlings. I heard a blue jay once, but did not see it.

I think they must have known today was coming...they worked steadily all day long at filling their little bellies....today there has only been the occasional bird. I would like to know where the others are. Do they have some place they go that is not as cold as others? It is a real puzzle.

Yesterday I tried to keep the cats inside till the birds could eat their fill without fear....but when the cats do get out, they are not very smart. They get right under the feeder and sit and wait. Occasionally a bird will come and the cat will jump. I am thankful that the cats are so dumb that they don't try to hide.

Today has been bitter cold...the house has had a chill all day and I don't have the thermostat down...it is just so cold that it seeps in. The cats go out, only to turn around and come back in in about 5 minutes...and sometimes they go out one door, go straight to the other one and want back in. The joys of owning cats!

11 comments:

Neal said...

That is pretty with the snow and the red in it.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh the birds and animals seem to know what is going on in their world.

Isn't it awful when the house gets a chill and nothing you do seems to take it off. I hope you get warmed up. MB

EG Wow said...

Some cats really are kinda dumb, perhaps because it's a game and they aren't very hungry. We have a neighbourhood prowler who really knows how to hunt but I haven't seen her since fall. She must have discovered some easier pickings in some other yard.

George said...

We notice a lot of activity at our feeders just before a storm -- the birds are pretty smart when it comes to weather. It was very cold here today -- I didn't want to go out either.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Kinda looks like our place today. =) Have you noticed if your birds empty out the clear feeders faster than the red feeder? Ours seem to prefer the clear one to the red one. Just curious. We had a Cooper's hawk scare everyone off this morning. All I could see that he had a hold of was blue feathers. Not sure if it was a blue jay or a blue bird. =(

Yes, the cold just seeps in. I was chilled to the bone most of the day. Was glad to have supper bake in the oven tonight!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that sweet little cardinal at your feeder, Rose. We didn't get much snow from this system (maybe an inch) --but it is VERY cold here today also.

Stay WARM...AND--keep taking care of the birds.
Hugs,
Betsy

Naquillity said...

hello Rose~ your cardinal is beautiful. i love that you can have your birds and cats in the same space without to much trouble. it's been cold here today too. it was only 14 degrees earlier this evening. i'd hate to see what it is now. hope all is well. have a great night~

thanks for leaving me all those well wishes during my absence. it's greatly appreciated.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like that red (barn?) feeder!

don said...

A fine bird feeder shot despite the background. A very pretty bird there in the shot too. I hate it when the cold gets so low that it seeps into the house.

Jacob said...

I like it! And it is wonderful that you are doing your part in helping our feathered friends get through the winter!

Mary said...

The birds definitely know when a storm is coming and eat like crazy the day before. I always wonder where all of them sleep at night. I have two huts on my property that no longer have doors that close, so I hope a lot of animals go inside out of the cold.

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