Thursday, September 17, 2020

Garden Thursday

 All of us are enjoying the weather. The only thing is we aren't getting bright sunshine cuz lots of smoke in the air from the fires out west. 

Mum has been trying to keep the fevvers happy. She always keeps some foods out all year long but not lots but this time of year as the natural foods gets less. So cuz of that we are seeing more fevvers. 

First is the goldyfinches. First the boy goldy fevvers are showing it is fall. They are molting over to the winter color. 

Here you can see one little guy around the head and back getting all drab from the bright yellow. Mum usually doesn't catch the fall change over, but she catches the spring one as it is one of the sign of spring coming. 

Here is a whole bunch of goldy finches on the feeder sack with nyger seed. Mum had a bunch from afore stored but they didn't eat. So mum tossed all of it and got some fresh. Now they are eating. Guess the other stuff got old. 

Then we got a visit from Blue Jay. We often hear them but during the summer they usually aren't at the feeder. Now they are back and mum feels she can put out the big in the shell peanuts. 

Now that is has cooled off mum needs to get cracking at the garden shut down. Start early and get it over with for the year. Hopefully not mishaps like last year with breaking an ankle. 

By next week fall with officially be here, feeling like fall now. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, please wear a mask. 


  1. Some lovely fevvers. Thanks for shairng your mom's pics.

    Sydney, Australia

  2. Oh! We hardly know any birds but we knew that was a goldfinch because of the book. Has you mom read Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch that won the Pulitzer a few years back? It is one of the Human's very favorite books!

  3. We have had a very good year for birds. We get lots of goldfinches too. They like the paddock beside our drive as it doesn't get grazed as much by the horses. Always lots of seeds there, and if we drive past they all rise up like a cloud!

  4. Wonderful photos of the birds!
    We had a huge pile of grackles come through the other day; hundreds of those birds! There were so many, that even The PO'M ducked his head and hoped they would go away.

  5. We have goldfinches but they look different from yours, and we have jays but no blue jays. #1 also feeds our birds year round and she has been especially good about putting out water for them as it has been so dry here.

    Tama and Genji

  6. Those little birdies are so cute, I'm sure they're fun to watch too Ducky!

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  8. Hey, I love sitting out on the deck watching the blue jays and cardinals and what all else flitting around in the trees back there.


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