Tuesday, January 31, 2017


I can depend on them to show up every winter.  They arrived a couple of weeks ago and each day it seems there are more of them.  My sunflower seed bill has gone up, but I don't mind.  It's only temporary and I want to keep them full and happy.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Squirrels Like Them Too

They also partook of the tiny fruits from the Cleveland Pear tree...

Obviously, squirrels aren't bothered with gastric reflux ;)

Saturday, January 28, 2017


American Robins show up every winter at our Cleveland Pear tree, only to steal their share of the tiny fruits it produces...  

Friday, January 27, 2017

Get Them While You Can

The last fruits of our Cleveland Pear tree are hastily being taken by nearby birds and squirrels.  I watched this female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker enjoy a few the other day...

She picked the most shriveled ones dangling between the ripe ones
The fruits closest to the tree have already been taken 
so it can be a challenge to reach the tiny fruits on the farthest twigs
360 degree head turn
When she tired of the fruits, she pecked around in the tree trunk for a while
It's been a while since I've regularly posted here on my nature blog.  I've been working on a genealogy project and book for my Dad so that has consumed much of my time.  I hope everyone is doing well.  Thank you for stopping in.  Have a wonderful weekend!