Friday, March 6, 2009

My Diabolical Plan

I got a new bird feeder for the log cabin! (I know, like my 10 other feeders weren't enough!) But I have a plan you see. If I provide enough food and good company (I'm the good company) then they will STAY HERE and NEST IN MY BIRDHOUSES and have lots of BIRD BABIES for me to see and adore! Good plan - huh?!




As soon as Greg hung the feeder, the Chickadee was investigating it right away!



Guess who else discovered my new bird feeder?


I'm heading to the Michigan Aububon Society's Conference this weekend where I'll be speaking about Birding and Blogging. (Do you think they want to hear about log cabins too? Probably not....) I will catch up with all of you later this weekend!

29 comments:

Cam said...

I like your new feeder and the shot of the first chickadee - and squirrel lol. Break a wing at the conference ;)

April said...

Love the picture of the squirrel...he sure is being sneaky! Have a super time at the conference!!!

George said...

Hopefully your plan will work and you'll have lots of birds to observe this spring. You obviously have a very observant squirrel. I know you'll do well at the conference.

Sandi Keene said...

Have a great time at the conference - how exciting!!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the birdhouse feeder:) I also love looking at the birds too!
Have fun at your conference!
Rondell

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm so proud of you for being asked and speaking to the conference, Shelley. Do you have a copy of your 'speech' to share with us????? I'd love to read it. I'm sure you will do GREAT....

Great new bird feeder... I'm sure your birds will want to live and breed right there in YOUR yard!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Cedar ... said...

Great feeder! Have fun at your conference. I'm sure you can sneak in a few comments about log cabins!

Small Pines said...

You certainly have a thing for birdfeeders, don't you?! LOL - So do I. Except I only have one. I'm going to have to take your example and start collecting. Gorgeous pic of the chick!

reliv4life said...

can't wait to see the pictures of all the babies this spring!! have fun at your conference!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Wow! Another one of your talents...speaking. I wish you the best this weekend. I love your first picture with the bird house and the chickadee. It looks like a professional photo.

John Poole said...

Hmmmm....I think Marvin likes the new bird feeder, too. Maybe you're an unwitting participant in his diabolical plan! ;-)

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the conference!

- John

Leedra said...

I had forgot about you going to be speaking. Good luck, take that humor with you that you have in your blog all the time.

I agree with keeping them there. My bird population in Rockwood left me while I was on vacation. Only the Sapsucker is right where he was, but that is because he doesn't eat from the feeders anyway.

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joated said...

Great looking feeder! It's not surprising that the chickadee would be there first. The are nosy little buggers and were probably watching while the feeder was being hung.

This Country Girl said...

I think your plan is a good one! I love your little squirrel friend!

You'll be great at the conference because you're great with your birds and blog! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy

country gal said...

Hi,

Good plan, cool beans. The Chickadee is sooo pretty!

Love, Joy =D

Dawnie said...

oh your plan will work! and that squirrel is my best friend..he probably heads to your place after he terrorizes mine!

Jen said...

I need to get some houses too-I really do not want nests in my hanging ferns. Love this feeder!
Have a good weekend.

Ginger said...

I like your new feeder. I bet your birds will never want to leave.
I wish we could all hear you speak at the conference.

Winifred said...

What a lovely picture of the chickadee. I've not seen one before, they are really pretty.

Those squirrels don't miss a trick do they?

Marcia said...

Nice feeder and great photo of the chickadee, what a beautiful little bird. We don't see those here in the high desert area of California. I've been intrigued with the black squirrels you have there, we don't have them here either. We do have cute little gray ones like this guy though. Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you on your speaking engagement.
Marcia

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for your visit and nice remarks!! I look forward to catching up with all of you on Sunday!!!

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Hmmmm, I will have to ask my Brother Ray if he is going to the conference. He is the President of the Washtenaw Audubon Society. He blogs about birds as well. I have let him know about your birding blog. You can check out his site via the link on my blog.

Have a great time this weekend! Love the new bird feeder too!

JyLnC said...

Have a great time. I love the feeder and the chickadee is so cute.

Hot Belly Mama said...

You always take the most beautiful photos. I used to feed birds but discovered that the rats were eating the feed at night after we went to sleep. Then I found at that the raccoons were eating the bird's eggs and then we had coyotes and bobcats suddenly appear in the area because of all of the new wildlife they could now pick off! And they put our cats in danger, so I had to stop. :( What a debbie-downer comment, huh?!

Keep those pics coming!

Sharon said...

What a super feeder. May I ask where you got it? Love those chickadees and your photos terrific as usual. Sharon
Ps I just purchased some nesting boxes from the Audobon Soc. Not sure where or how high to place them. Any help would be so appreciated.

Judy said...

What great pictures. I love your bird feeders and your new guest is so pretty.

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Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

A girl with a plan, nothing wrong with that! You must keep quite a few birds happy!
denise

Dawn said...

sounds like a great plan to me!! oh, i love those chickadees!!

wow- speaking on birding and blogging? brave girl!