Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Got Me Some Backyard Goodies

A few days ago, I jumped into my car and raced out to see what I could treat myself to now that spring is literally on its way. I have managed, so far, to avoid picking up any spring bulbs. I’m trying to stay focused on picking up perennials and annuals, which means waiting a little longer. I’m not sure how much longer I can behave myself. There’s so much temptation with spring bulbs already out there that I’m afraid I’m going to fall off the wagon. What’s a poor gardening girl to do?

Anyhow.

To celebrate the imminent arrival of spring, I decided to pick up some new feeders for my feathered friends that should be invading my backyard very soon.

I bought this pretty feeder for my sweet finches:


And this one for everyone else:


Let’s not forget the seed:


So I’m all set. Now where are all the birds?

9 comments:

  1. Those are really nice feeders---I'll bet your squirrel already has his little beady eyes on them. :-)

    We seem to have more birds than ever this year. Lots and lots of robins---it's always nice to see them hopping about in the spring.

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  2. I'm sending the birds your way now, it's just going to take a little while to get from New Mexico to Canada. But I assure you, they are heading north!

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  3. Dear WR, Thank you so much for picking my latest posting yesterday which has brought me to you!

    I have enjoyed reading your account of trying to resist buying bulbs and think that you made a wise decision in buying the bird feeders instead. They do look very high tech but should appeal to the birds of today!

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  4. The birdies are going to love you...you have a charming blog. I started some gazanias from seed, had them outside hardening off and the @#%& squirrels dug most of them up!!

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  5. Oh those birds will come! I got a new feeding station and it was a concern when they didn't arrive at first - but they will eventually!

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  6. Hi Beth, you're right; the pesky squirrel has his beady eyes on my new feeders. I caught him with his face pushed up against my kitchen window this morning, trying to get a closer look at all the goodies. True story; cross my heart :)

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    So that's where all the birds are Liza! Yes, please tell them to fly up north. Tell them it's okay now; the weather is much nicer, and winter is pretty much over! Just say "Don't be afraid little birdies; the evil winter is over!"

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    Hi edith hope, no problem; I haven't been on blotanical for awhile but yesterday I managed to find some time to catch up on some blog reading.

    The feeders are nothing really special, mostly plastic. But the birds don't care either way. As long as there's good food available, they'll eat it out of just about anything.

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    Darla, I do hope the birds favour my backyard. I'm certainly bribing them to do so. That's really sad about your gazanias. Squirrels are such brats!

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    Hi leavesnbloom, you're right. Sooner or later they'll get here. My backyard is incredibly busy during the summer season. In fact, it gets so full of birds that I have to remove the feeders every now and then to get the birds to disappear for awhile. Mostly because of hawks (I'm afraid if I feed them every day, it'll become a feeding ground for predator birds) and also because they'd eat me out of house and home if I didn't take a break every now and again! :)

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  7. I have to really hold back, or my yard would be filled with feeders lol. When I add a new one, seems like forever till the birds take to it :D

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  8. Your new feeders look similar to some ones I have. The finches love theirs, especially when we put niger seed in it. Thanks for visiting my blog! I look forward to getting to know you and your garden better.

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  9. Hi kyna, I have to hold back too because I love bird feeders and would end up filling the yard if I let loose completely. Can't help myself; I love watching and listening to the birds that gather outside.

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    Hi debsgarden, I add niger seed to the finch feeder all the time. Keeps those cute little birds coming in every single day. They are soooo cute.

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