Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Loving the pine cone bird feeders!

It's 7 degrees here today at the log cabin and the windchill makes it feel like -10. We had just a light dusting of snow last night. My bird feeding station was a flurry of activity this morning and there were fights going on between the Blue Jays and the Woodpeckers. My poor little Chickadees were trying to get some feeding time. So I quickly made up some pine cone bird feeders with peanut butter and seeds and hung them up in the trees. So now there was enough birdy food to go around. All the birds were happy so that makes me happy!


Brandi said...

Great photo! If you enlarge it, you can see his little tongue eating the peanut butter.

So nice of you to take care of the little animals.

Jen said...

You are so attentive!
Great picture!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Brrr Shelley... It's even supposed to get down to zero here tomorrow night. That's miserably cold for us here in the south!!!!!

Glad you have enough food for ALL of your birdies. I keep refilling my feeders and the birds must know the cold is coming since they are eating like crazy today!!!

reliv4life said...

Beautiful picture. I know NOTHING about birds, so what kind is that? Nice looking little fellow. Happy to be eating. Lizzie made bird feeders this morning and hung them on the trees. Must have been the morning for that! It has been warm here lately, like spring. weird... stay warm!

April said...

That is the prettiest picture...I'm sure it was a big hit with the birdies! :)

George said...

As Betsy said, the birds have been flocking around like crazy all day. So far there has been enough food to go around.
You don't really have to send that cold weather down here!!

This Country Girl said...

You sure do take good care of your birds, Shelley! Now I feel guilty! I better go get the peanut butter out! (Besides Joy would love to make some up).

It's supposed to be 14 here tomorrow, which is cold for here in the south!

I didn't realize you got to be at the cabin during the week...that's great! Do you stay there often during the week or mostly weekends?

Have a great day. Stay warm! Enjoy watching your birdies!


Rick and Dianne said...

I love those pine cone feeders. I used them in Bethany for years. We haven't started putting out feeders yet. Most of ours we left behind for the new owners.

We woke up to minus 11 degrees this morning. Seems your cold weather has arrived here. Our weather icon for the day is an igloo. The wind chills are minus 32!

I've been so busy that I haven't updated our blog in ages. So much to do. I hope to get to it soon!

Anyway...just stopped by to say HI!

Leedra said...

Really nice photo!!!

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Ginger said...

Brrr that is cold, Shelley. I know the birds are really appreciating all you do for them.
Stay warm!!

Anonymous said...

Great picture....what kind of camera do you use?

Shellmo said...

Brandi - They give me so much joy to watch them!

Jen - Thank you! He was a good looking subject!

Betsy - Tomorrow it's suppose to be 3 degrees but w/ the windchill is will be MINUS 20!! Pray for me!Is there any fluffy snow in your forecast yet?

Michele - that is a black capped chickadee - very friendly birds! How cute and nice that Lizzie made some feeders!!

April - They cleaned out my feeders several times today! :)

George - I'll send the cold weather further north!

Hi Tammy -Usually we're just here on the weekends. This week I decided to stay up all week - hubby will be up tonite! HOpe you stay warm tomorrow!!

Hi Dianne - I'm dying to know how the moving and setting up is going! Hope you post an update soon!

Leedra - thank you!

Ginger - I'm going to have to get another job to support all my birdy friends! LOL!

Hi Sarah - thanks! I use a canon rebel XTI.

dAwN said...

You are such a good birdie mother!

Heather said...

I just refilled all my pinecone feeders this evening, as well as all the other feeders. We're not quite as cold down here in Ohio as you are up there in Michigan, but we're still durn cold. Stay warm, and enjoy all the bird activity!

Dorothy said...

What a cute idea! I could do that!
We are supposed to have temps in the teens. That makes the birds really busy at the feeders. Stay warm!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

No fluffy snow on the way, Shelley.. Guess you'll need to put some in a cooler and come on down!!!!

Anonymous said...

He's so cute. Our feeder has been busy, too!

The White Bench said...

Oh, what a great idea, Shelley! I'd like to try, too...
The pic is just wonderful!
(And if you want to play with my pup.... we're arrrrrriiiiiiviiiing!!!!!!!!).
Monica x.

Cassie said...

You're like a birdie Marth Stewart!

wendy said...

Oh! Yes, pipecleaners would work great! I was going to use yarn but I think pipe cleaners will be better. Thanks! I think I will try to do these with the kiddies next week.
One handed of course!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What a great pic! By the way, we might get a dusting of snow on Sunday. If we do, it will be our first snow all year! LOL

Doreen said...

Lovely birds are going crazy at the feeders's -7 here and not expected to get much warmer.


Cedar ... said...

what a great shot!

74WIXYgrad said...

Good things those birds have our Shellmo to take care of them.

Deb said...

This is another fabulous photo Shelley! I haven't made pinecone feeders for a while. I did make some "bird kabobs" :-) threading bread and cranberries and apples with peanut butter and seed etc ... the squirrels ate most of them though!

Shellmo said...

Dawn - I try! LOL!

Heather - we're in the negatives today! Help!

Dorothy - the chickadees & woodpeckers are loving them!

Betsy - I just might! wink, wink!

JyLync - my birdy activity had quadrupled!

Monica - I just love the photos of your precious pup!!

Cassie - do you think I can get my own t.v. show doing that?! LOL!

Wendy - the pipecleaners help keep it more secure so the squirrels can't take them away.

Pam - I can't even remember the days when we had light dustings of snow! lol!

Doreen - I see you're feeling the same cold pain! Stay warm!

Cedar - thanks!

Wixy - I'm a birdy mom! lol!

Deb - I like that idea for birdy kabobs!!

Mona at Cabin and Camp said...

Oh my gosh, Shelley, I love the pinecone feeders. I'm going to do that when I get back home. Though I'm not sure I'm willing to share my peanut butter!

Anonymous said...

I really like your pine cone feeders. It's a good idea and they look great.

Sandy said...

ahhh that is one great photo~