Oranges and Grape Jelly

I enjoyed a four day break from work and got so much done around my house over this Memorial Day weekend. My only complaint is that I wish it was slightly cooler. Nearly 100 degree temperatures each day made it hard for a lot of heavy outdoor work. But, clearly I didn’t work too hard since I had plenty of time for bird watching.

We have had a constant stream of visitors at our new feeder. Orchard Orioles, Baltimore Orioles, Cardinals, Catbirds and Goldfinch. The Orioles and the Catbirds love the grape jelly! I went and bought two more jars along with more oranges again today. Spoiled!

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This feeder is the perfect size for a jelly jar.

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Can you spot the bird in this pic?

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Something about a cardinal makes me think hot-shot teenager. I think it’s the mohawk.

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So many fights over territory with these hummingbirds! It’s so intense and fun to watch! I hope they don’t actually hurt each other. If it keeps up, I will put up another feeder in a different area. I’m getting to the point where I can tell the difference between my main hummingbird and those trying for his territory.

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And for the first time ever on my camera…. a blue bird. Not a close up but still. I’ll keep working on better photos but these guys don’t come to the feeders like everyone else. We have a pair nesting in Ryan’s ISU bird house that he has had forever. It’s in the perfect location because it’s right over mowed grass.

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What did you do for Memorial Day weekend?

Mr. Peaches enjoyed bird watching with me.

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