The Goldfinch

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Walking in the Woods

It has gotten very warm – up in the 60’s, which is unusual in early March – so I took a walk in the woods. I spent some time throwing snowballs in the creek – the creek was very full (not overflowing) from snowmelt. The ground is still frozen, so all the water runs away – filling the Great Lakes. The snow melting makes such interesting … Continue reading Walking in the Woods

Winter Birds

I’ve added a few feeders to the bird stations. We have been attracting lots of Pine Siskins – a close relative of the Goldfinch. Also, Woodpeckers, and squirrels. I’ve been using the hubby’s Panasonic G3 with an old Nikkor 105 – manual focus required – with very sharp optics. I had some trouble with the focus, but the photos in focus are great. Continue reading Winter Birds

Is it winter or is it spring, the birds want to know

Today it was 50°F outside. Night before last, it was 3°F. The birds and I are confused. At least the ice in my driveway is melting. I have some new bird feeding equipment. The round one with red top and bottom have two sizes of mesh. They have a mixture of sunflower and safflower hearts,whole sunflower seeds, and meal worms. The other station is a … Continue reading Is it winter or is it spring, the birds want to know