Well after having the Blind for little over a month, and having extremely cold weather , I found the floor was creaking really bad , especially on cold days. So I took up the floor and went back to having a dirt floor, much quieter which in turn means the birds are more relaxed and come really close to the blind when I'm in it staying soundless.
I have a new species to add to the list , no pics yet, I actually scared it up first thing this morning.
Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 21, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments
So this morning I took feed down to the lower feeders where the blind is, and it was some busy. Our feeders by the house are active with finches, cardinals, ev. grosbeaks, bluejays, am tree sparrows and one or two starlings but the blind feeders have all of those plus downy and hairy wp, plus Pileated are close by pecking at the poplars. Also an abundance of mourning doves and the numbers of am tree sparrows are up at the blind feeders (10) compared to (4) before the cold spell.…Continue
Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 17, 2016 at 10:33am — No Comments
Okay, it's nasty out!!! So when I went down to put feed in the feeders, the birds were hugging the ground, sitting in feeders, and even in the blind. So I opened the view ports to give them easier access, today the Blind is a shelter for the birds and beasts.
I will stay indoors today, watch from the windows.
Stay warm, stay safe
Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 16, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments
We have a camcorder, which i'm hoping to use to film wildlife, this could be fun, more to follow :)
Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 13, 2016 at 8:39pm — No Comments
Well with the snow fall, brings life at the feeders.
I went down to clean off the feeders , add seed and look at the tracks, and within minutes of cleaning off the feeders I was given the gift of how persistence pays off.
I didn't have my camera, going down later with it, but I had 3 cardinals, 2 male , one female, a tufted titmouse, a downy wp, 2 hairy wp, , 2 am tree sparrow, 6 jays, 10 eve grosbeaks, 7 purple finch , 3 Bc chick, Rb nuthatch, ton of gold finch and…Continue
I've found that the Black Cap Chickadee is one of those little birds that you will find coming out to feed no matter what the weather, weather it's snow, wind, rain, heat, this little guy and his entourage of fellow BC's not only come out to feed but are found almost every where. So today , as the…Continue
Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 12, 2016 at 7:38pm — No Comments
Okay, so Kitt had to leave for work this morning, so I started the morning by following a Biblical Demand via the Book of Hebrews.....I made my wife coffee, hence he brews.
Then I got the van started and warmed up, enjoyed my java with my wife , after she left 6:45am, I got out the bird seed, went and filled the feeders , brrrrrrr.....
The morning twilight was quite breath taking so I decided I would stand out in the field and watch the…Continue
Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 11, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
Okay, so I will not lie.....it was cold out today, I still have a chill, but I believe if you build it they will come and it's important to keep a record. I'm off for the winter, so it's a good record to keep by being out every day in the blind for at least a couple of hours. Today it was 2 hours, did I mention it seemed cold.....really it isn't overly cold but our bodies are not used to the cold weather yet, so it feels really brrrrrrr (or since I just turned 50, I'm getting old and…Continue
Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 9, 2016 at 6:34pm — No Comments
I enjoy getting out and observing nature year round, and before I go further let's talk about the difference of viewing vrs observing. In my mind (scary.....) when your out birding and you see birds as you drive along a stretch of road, (ie Hawk Alley Jemseg) you take note of the birds, wildlife and landscape you see and then you move along to the next stop on the road. To me this is viewing, but Observing takes it to a whole different level, it's not just seeing the bird, but taking…Continue
Okay, now I'm on a limited budget, so I can't just go out and buy the toys I want, and so there are times when I just have to take in all in with my eyes and picture in my minds eye.
This morning was one of those moments, my wish list for toys at that moment was a go pro head cam, since moving my hands wouldn't have been good. I was on my way down to put feed in the feeders at the blind and I spotted 2 Pileated Woodpeckers on a Poplar tree, so I stopped and watched them for abit,…Continue
Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 7, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments
Well they aren't the greatest pics, but it's hard to get a good pic of this guy in the best of weather, and it's snowing/freezing rain so.... I'm just happy that it's hanging around the blind area.…Continue
2] Mourning Dove
3] Black Cap Chickadee
4] Dark Eyed Junco
5] Hairy Woodpecker
6] Pileated Woodpecker
7] Evening Grosbeak
8] Chipping Sparrow
9] Red Breasted Nuthatch
10] European Starling
11] Common Grackle
13] American Crow
14] American Goldfinch
15] American Robin (2 Leucistic)
16] Sharp-Shin Hawk
17] Rock Dove
18] Northern Shrike
Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 1, 2016 at 6:20pm — No Comments