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To this leafless bush they come!

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by valley ranch, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Jan 11, 2017
    valley ranch

    valley ranch Garden Addicted

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    Every morning I soak the pan that the breakfast oat or wheat was cooked. When it softens I nudge it loose from the pan pour off the excess water and pour contents under this bush.
    Sparrows and starlings waiting, hop down and feast, laughing and chirping. A good size hawk landed next to the bush the other morning, but they just made faces at it, and began eating again when it left~couldn't get to them in all that mesh of branches.
    They're nice little birds some of the sparrows have a splash of red on their chest, maybe they're not sparrows~not sure, but we're friends and they're happy to see me as I am to see them.
     

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  2. Jan 13, 2017
    canesisters

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    That's just neat. :)
     
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    Nyboy

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    My work desk is next to a window. last year I hung a bird feeder in the window. Don't know why I never did it before, really enjoyed watching the birds.
     
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    valley ranch

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    They get very use to you. Sometimes there are 20 or more in that bush, all looking in the same direction.
     
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  5. Jan 17, 2017
    baymule

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    Pretty picture. Glad that's your ice covered tree and snowy ground, instead of mine! LOL Love the birds!
     
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    Smart Red

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    Agree!
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2017
    ducks4you

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    I will still have 7 cats when the rest of the 4mo kittens are gone. Putting out a bird feeder at my house is just cruel.
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2017
    valley ranch

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    There was a cat here yesterday, nice looking gray, shorter hair than a Persian. Must live around here, in too good of condition to be stray.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2017
    valley ranch

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    But , I'll bounce a rock of him if he threatens my friends.
     
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    Nyboy

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    Next door neighbor had to take down their bird feeder because of a red tail hawk.
     
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