Thursday, January 22, 2009

Photo a Day Jan.22, 2009


Frst up today is our neighborhood cat. He has discovered the visitors to our backyard bird feeders and has been stalking them fairly regularly this week. He hasn't caught anything yet..he apparently isn't the great hunter our Moses was, thank goodness. He almost had a squirrel yesterday but fortunately is got away.



As promised, you can see the goldfinches don't take long to discover how to feed from those upper perches. They can sit upright on the bottom perches but must hang upside down from the others. This serves to deter other birds from taking over their thistle feeder, and they seem to like that. We get a dozen or more in the summer months, but only a couple, usually, in the winter.

9 comments:

Serena said...

I'm glad the squirrel got away. Neat on the Gold Finch bird feeder....clever, little birds ~ :)

Linda Fleming said...

You have a real wild life drama playing out in your yard! Looks like the goldfinch are enjoying their feeder regardless if they decide to eat upside down or upright.

Kerry said...

The goldfinchs are so pretty and smart too!! The cat seems like a nice fellow, I hope he leaves the squirrels alone, I would hate for either of them to get hurt!!

Mike Fleming said...

Isn't it great fun just to sit and watch what shows up at your feeders?

MaryO said...

Yes, it certainly is fun, Mike. And I'm lucky, I can see them all while I sit at my computer. I've learned to keep my camera on my computer desk.

Jennifer Rose said...

so neat seeing the birds figure that out :)

JudiA said...

Clever finches -- they sure learned fast!

Sandy said...

You got your own petting zoo there...

well almost.... I always enjoy seeing birds...(and cats)..

HElen said...

Nice pictures! our old Kitty used to go outside and hunt also.
Thanks for sharing bird watching!