Homey has arrived safely in NC and it parked snugly between two familiar hickory trees.
Arrival was not without complications. Just two miles away from Carthage, Jeff stopped for diesel~after fueling Homey would not start..
No sound when the key was turned. This has happened several times in the past ten years. This time it took a few more taps with a hammer on the solenoid and it started.
Before Homey arrived I noticed a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker mewing and going to the suet.
Not soon after Homeys arrival, the sapsucker checked out its reflection.
Our windows are reflective and we always have birds coming to the window to see who is in their territory.
For the past two mornings Mr. Sapsucker starts tapping on our bedroom window at 6:30 and then moves on to the bathroom window for a bit.
Here is a video of him tapping at our bathroom window.
Ode to Bark Butter
…or Zick Dough..or whatever you might use that is peanutty good
Sing to the tune of
Bark butter..Bark Butter
bring me a bird
find me a bunch
catch me a cache
Bark butter Bark Butter
here come the birds
enjoying your nutty taste
Bark Butter..Bark Butter
So quickly you work
sending me birds
making them chirp
Bark Butter Bark Butter
Thanks for the fun
you’ve brought me the birds
I was longing to see
The envy of the birding community.
…ok..so maybe I need a little help with the ending, I am welcome to any lyric additions..or changes…
Go out and get some Bark Butter or make your own Zick dough a and find out for yourself how well this works!
Bark Butter Garden Birds
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Whether you buy Bark Butter from your local Wild Birds Unlimited Store…or make your own…it doesn’t quite matter..because
Birds Love Bark Butter and Zick Dough!
You don’t need a suet feeder..just press the butter into the tree
Here are a few of our recent visitors to my Home made Zick Dough
Chipping SparrowPine Warbler
Downy WoodpeckerWhite-breasted nuthatch
Check out Zen Birdfeeders Post about Bark Butter…detailed instructions on how she suggests using Bark Butter.
My Visitors to Zick Dough and Bark Butter
and probably a few more I am forgetting..
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Ballie and my first bird of the year!
We have reflective windows..so we have many birds hanging out and pecking at the windows..
This silly bird hung on the window for quite some time..
Ballie tried giving it a jabl
Check out the video and see.
Jeff and I are going to the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife festival in a few weeks…Anyone else going?
We are also planning some Birding Festivals in May The New River Birding festival and The Biggest Week in Birding..Let me know if you will be going…
I am also hoping to pick some Morel mushrooms then..it should be about prime time.
We left Connecticut on New Years Day…
Waldo ready to leave..
We follow him out to the car
Any guesses where?
Waldo does some of the driving..
We overnighted in Annapolis and left the next morning for the last leg of the trip to North Carolina
When we arrived Waldo spotted something different…
Craigy made a new gate..He always makes something for Sicksta with hearts for Christmas..this was her surprise this year…Sorry Sicksta..the new kitchen might be next year..hee hee
I unpacked all the millions of pounds of clothing and belongings I took…way to much..I have forgotten how to pack..and I bring everything..
Back to my first bird of the year..We were traveling on the first..and so..I really only had quick glances of birds..I wont count them..
This is the bird I will count..When I woke up the morning of the 2nd..this fella was tapping on our bedroom window…
I think he wanted more Bark Butter..and was glad we had returned…
A nice welcome…
Happy New Year
…now excuse me…I need to put some bark butter on that tree…
Seems like we have had just about any bird you can think of tap on our windows…ok, maybe I exaggerate. We have had Brown-headed nuthatch, Cardinal, Purple Finch, Black-capped Chickadee,American Robin,Downy Woodpecker, Red-breasted nuthatch, Ruby-crowned kinglet, Tufted Titmouse and a few more that I am probably forgetting.
Today we had a new visitor…wish the screen wasn’t in the way…
Hello there…He loved the peanut bark butter I put on the tree.
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Please stop by and say hello..and see who the
Featured Bird Blogger of the Week is!
If you do will you buy me the Ruby-crowned kinglet painting that is on the post?
I love it! Ok..buy it for yourself instead!