jmgoyder

wings and things

Back to the birds!

on March 26, 2016

I was going to write something poignant, but I am too fascinated by why these two pigeoney-dovey-looking birds keep rejecting my offerings. For ages they have been visiting two fence posts just outside my front window. So I left crumbs (which a clever crow immediately took), then I put nuts out on the top of those two particular fence posts.

During the night it rained so I guess the nuts are now a bit soggy. The two pigeon-dovey-looking birds seem almost to be afraid of my strange offering. I will have to be more subtle and I am not gifted with subtlety ha!

It is such a great relief to let go of the poignancy, to charge my camera’s battery again, to watch the birds from my front window – the most beautiful view – or just to sit on the front veranda watching the sky’s birds at near-dusk.

 

 

 


14 responses to “Back to the birds!

  1. nice that they are there even if rejecting your offerings – let me know if they do decide what they want to eat!

  2. Vicki says:

    Try some budgie seed next time you’re near a pet shop (or whatever).
    Watching the birds at dusk has to be my favourite occupation. Trouble is they’re getting better fed than me.
    (when I refilled my pantry jar of expensive organic Quinoa last week, I decided mixed Quinoa looked strangely like Budgie Seed and wondered……… ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  3. susanpoozan says:

    Glad for that moment of peace for you.

  4. Deb M says:

    They may be too interested in each other to eat.

  5. Lynda says:

    A restive and rejuvenating interlude is always good. If they are in the pigeon-dovey-looking category, they like to eat on the ground. It has been my experience that they will accept a platform too. They love the scratch grain I throw out for the chickens, and I suspect it is the sorghum that they mostly crave! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Looking forward to a picture and a followup on what they prefer.

  6. Rhonda says:

    It’s a tonic Jules…one I drink regularly ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Judy says:

    Sounds like sometimes it’s just easier to “wing it.” Deep thoughts and depression are exhausting. Thinking of you.

  8. tootlepedal says:

    I would say try seeds as well.

  9. My lilacs are blooming, and I love to sit out in the middle of their lusciousness taking pics of the birds and swallowtail butterflies. But that the world would stop and let me just be there for a great long whole.

  10. diannegray says:

    I love watching birds, but they can be very fearful of humans. We have turtle doves and they eat seeds from the grass and occasionally ‘dance’ for each other. It’s so hard to get a photo, but I’m still trying xxxx

  11. Terry says:

    I love to feed birds!

  12. Taking time to ‘smell the roses’ is always a good idea… Dianexx

  13. lensgirl53 says:

    I understand this completely as I,too, am a birdwatcher. We build bluebird houses and love watching them along with a variety of other birds. I have four feeders that have to be refilled every day!!! And I stand watch with my trusty camera๐Ÿ˜Š.

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