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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snow Makes Me Hungry!

Whenever snow begins to fall, the grocery stores fill up with humans stocking up.  I think the urge to stock up may be more than a thought process.  It may be an instinct for the same response results in a bird feeder that becomes crowded as the weather turns rough.
Yesterday was one of those days where the birds were waiting in line.
Bigger birds quickly move to the front of the line.  Bill length seems to be important, too.  The red-bellied woodpecker has quite a reach with its long sharp bill.
Even though it has some trouble learning to balance on the feeder porch.
A female cardinal, below waits until there is more room.
The cardinals tend to grab a sunflower seed to munch on then turn to enjoy the view.

You would think that the male and female could sit together but I don't guess it works that way.

They each seem to like their own space.

Everyone makes room for the bluejays who barely fit.


2 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful bird shots.
Costas

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI There, Thanks for coming to my blog... Come back anytime. Love your bird post. I have most of the same ones ---and when the weather is bad, mine flock to our feeders just like yours did.

I grew up in southwest Virginia ---and hubby and I visited southern West VA this past year. We hike and search for waterfalls. We saw several in West VA while there.

I was a Christian Educator for 25 yrs --and am now retired... Come back to my blog anytime and I'll return to yours.
Hugs,
Betsy