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feeding the birds

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I am late this year with putting out bird feeders. Two reasons: the reported difficulty with disease in bird feeders last year and my general lack of time.


This morning I made a bird feeder from a coke bottle (my son and I used to do this when he was little) and filled three of our feeders. The old sunflower seed feeders, difficult to clean and too expensive to toss out every few days, are in the trash.


Presenting my new home-made feeder for sunflower seeds! I may add a simple roof to keep the snow out. I can replace it at intervals to keep it clean.



The finch-feeder with nyjer (thistle) seed:



A pile of seeds in our frozen bird-bath, for the squirrels and deer:



As I came in from outside, I heard a chickadee in the larch tree, so I am hoping they will find the feeders soon.


one of the illustrations in my book ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’ (Chapel Street Editions 2017)



Copyright Jane Tims 2018


Written by jane tims

February 2, 2018 at 7:00 am

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  1. I love chickadees! Lovely drawing…


    Barbara Rodgers

    February 19, 2018 at 11:34 am

    • Thanks Barbara. there are lots here today. I am amazed at how different the birds’ behavior is species to species. Might do a post about this…. Jane


      jane tims

      February 19, 2018 at 2:41 pm

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