Resourceful Visitors

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Although the calendar says it is spring the days have been chilly, windy, snowy or rainy.   The visitors keep arriving in the garden and are very resourceful at finding something to eat.

The robins arrived at the end of January in a large flock that remains for the winter.   At first there were lots in the garden but lately it seems that just one or two of them have picked our garden to remain in.   We’ve had unexpected snow so far and this robin was very resourceful at finding the greenery baskets on the deck railing and snacking of the sumac plumes.

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Naturally the camera was grabbed and numerous photos were taken through the kitchen door window.

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The red wing blackbirds returned a week or so ago and have been looking for food on the flat feeder and on the ground.

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We’ve had three rabbits visiting under the feeders and filling up on any seed that has been tossed out.  These are late evening or early morning visitors.  Of course it has been a challenge to get all three of them in the same photo without them looking like specks on the ground.

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These pigeons weren’t in the garden but were spotted while looking out the window on a dreary Friday.  They were across the road and in a field away so the images are a little blurry.  We haven’t seen pigeons in this field since the barn was demolished several years ago.  There is still an old shed standing so perhaps that is where they are staying.  I hope they don’t make their way to the garden as the doves are messy enough.

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I’m really glad that the Canada geese don’t land in or visit the garden, such messy visitors.  They have been coming in to spend the night in the farm fields across from us.  Watching them glide in before sunset has been spectacular.   We seem to be on a flight path headed north and these open fields provide food and a good place to spend the night.

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The bird feeders are always busy, especially on the dull days.  The goldfinches are showing a bit more yellow of their summer colours.

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  I’m sharing with Saturday’s Critters.


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