Rainy day……might as well blog while I am in the mood, eh? Now….I saw that Becky was going to bird today and her comment on Facebook was that birds don’t mind the rain. hmmmmm
But my main focus today was to get caught up on ‘egads’….work. Since I work from home near the Mullica River area, I spend time going back and forth between the hot water to grab some tea, to my office, to the bathroom, to the stove to get more tea, and to the bathroom. A pattern emerges from my daily grind.
The good news in that cruelty of a work day is that ‘in those passing stages’ I walk by the window and there are always birds feeding right outside.
Again, making reference to Becky’s second comment this time to Facebook, that she ‘finally’ saw a brown creeper in her yard. Well….there was one in mine too. Just doing his spiral thing up the tree. Sadly I left my binoculars in the car and to retrieve them would chase this little guy away so I just observed in true Darwin fashion with my naked eyes.
But today, I saw some great little Juncos which the visual gently reminds me of Peter Dunne’s description on his future upcoming retirement as he wrote in the NJ Audubon publication. Simply put, he just wanted to sit and observe the juncos and chickadees, those little birds that don’t warrant the attention that others have bestowed upon them….Well, I had a flock of chickadees and juncos all over my feeders today. They flutter and flit and display such a knack for a birding community.
I haven’t seen a pine Warbler in my yard and every time I see a Goldfinch, the resemblance to them makes me wonder if I have my ‘yard first’….but no such luck graced me.
Although what was present were the dreaded squirrels. Now these guys have an equal right to live in my yard and I really enjoy watching their chase scenes, but come on….the age old war between feeders of bird and squirrel prevention is always ‘on’. Several times in my passing between my ‘work stages,’ I noticed a squirrel under my protective squirrel proof cone shaped dome bird feeder. But the dome itself has to be just the right height above the open food. Too high and squirrels and even larger birds such as our loveable starlings will sail on in, and too low of a dome and I notice the birds do not fit. Am I being overly selective to whom I feed? …. Should I just have an open immigration policy and invite all birds and mammals in to nourish themselves?
Well….no….. I have a selective feeding immigration policy and I moved the dome down. So far…no squirrels. Yeah!... But sadly, no birds either…… Another day will come tomorrow.