Friday is upon us once again, and our prompts from Eden Hills are, Starts with F, Week's Favourite, and Heart.
Starts with F
I love to feed the birds in winter! I have several tube feeders, but not all birds like to feed at those. I had some evening grosbeaks come to visit and they had trouble standing on the small perches on my tube feeders. I also have a suet feeder, pictured below, which is great for some species including the woodpeckers and nuthatches, and even the black-capped chickadees use it sometimes.
Marc made me a new feeder recently! I asked him if he could make me a tray feeder for some of the other birds who don't like the tube feeders. He cleverly made it from some scrap wood that was part of the packaging of our dishwasher that we installed when we moved in. The bottom is a scrap piece of window screen.
So far, it is mostly in use by the squirrels (no surprise there!)
I haven't seen the grosbeaks again (yet) but I am hopeful they will come back. I hope it will also attract other species throughout the year. It hangs from the post where the bird bath is installed.
Marc was having some one-on-one time with Pippin today, and Pippin climbed into his zippered sweatshirt. I love this picture I took of Pippin peeking out and Marc looking down at him. They make a cute pair!
We had a big snowfall last night, and we're expecting more in the coming few days. My arm has been giving me trouble lately - I have ulnar nerve issues. I'm also extremely busy with work contracts. I am so grateful to Marc for snow-blowing our driveway, cleaning off the cars, and also cleaning off the sheep and goat hoop-hut. My arm was not up to helping today. For that, and many other reasons, I love him with all my HEART!