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Jeannie143
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   Posted 5/17/2010 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
If you are at home and have the few extra bucks for it, adding a bird feeder to your back or front yard can be a real blessing. Kids got me feeders for Mother's day last year and 50 lbs. of black oil sunflower seeds... They attract colorful, quick birds here in Michigan and these birds can be the bright spot in my day. This morning I've seen nuthatch, gold finches, purple finches, cardinal, sparrows feeding fledglings, chickadees... No grackles or starlings, just lots of busy bird parents getting a free lunch for their little ones.

It's such a simple thing, but watching this little slice of nature out my window makes me happy. I have dogs so they keep the neighborhood cats away, but I know this can be a problem. Trays on the bottom of the feeder keep the seeds off the ground (where cats can hide in the bushes and pounce!) and small trees nearby offer shelter from hunting hawks.

Saw a humming bird yesterday so it's time to get out that feeder, too. :-)
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Sherrine
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   Posted 5/17/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie, I just love my bird feeder.  I also have a bird bath about ten feet away from the feeder and love to watch the birds, and occasional squirrel, have a drink.  I did manage to find a bird feeder that squirrels can't get on!  I've had it for five years so far.  It's fun to watch the squirrels try, though.  They are ingeneous little devils!  LOL
 
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luvskermit
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   Posted 5/17/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I took great joy this weekend watching two chickadees, or possibly some kind of finches, fluttering about a tree I was gardening under. They were beautiful! Enjoy your feeder!!

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   Posted 5/17/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   

I love my two feeders also but the squirrels have figured out how to unscrew the tops and go in head first.  They are supposed to be 'squirrel proof' but they obviously aren't.  I don't have the heart to buy the one that spins them around when they hop on.  They fling the animals all over the yard...my neighbor has one.  But I love to watch the birds when they get the left overs.

 

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Sherrine
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   Posted 5/17/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
The feeder I have doesn't spin or hurt the squirrels, either.  But, they can't get to the seed.  Mine is mounted on a pole so I bought a mounting kit that has a clear squirrel baffle.  It really works!  I would go through a five pound bag of seed , due to the squirrels, in a few days before I got this.   When I fill the feeder, I do throw a handful on the ground and the squirrels get their treat.
 
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crazykitty
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   Posted 5/17/2010 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a feeder just outside my kitchen window. It is great to sit and eat breakfast and
watch the birds eat theirs. :-)
 
Hugs,Robin

deb in indiana
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   Posted 5/17/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in In. and it gives me a peace of mind just setting on the patio and watching them Deb

GSDgirl
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   Posted 5/17/2010 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I just put out my hummingbird feeder and plan on buying another one.  I also have regular feeders but need to replace them.  I love watching the birds, we have a pair of bluebirds (the small ones) that I think keep coming back year after year.
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Sheila1366
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   Posted 5/17/2010 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I love my bird feeders. Have one set up outside my livingroom window so I can sit in my chair and watch the birds.
I struggle with FM,Raynauds Syndrome,gastroparesis, IBS and depression. I trust in God with all things. Been a tough journey and it's not getting any easier but thanks to God and my family I am not alone.

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