Birds have to eat – even when it is pouring down rain.
But really, Buddy – couldn’t you have waited a little bit longer for this torrential stuff to stop – eh?!
Look how SOAKED this poor little guy is?
I’m thinking it is a true sign of – ahem – middle age – err – approaching senior when you start loving to watch birds…. Please prove me wrong friends, and say it isn’t so!
When Marty first started putting up birdfeeders and watching birds and getting bird books and binoculars and telescopes and citing them by name (we think this is a rose-breasted grosbeak, but correct me if I’m wrong), I laughed.
(Just like when he started listening to country music years ago, and I poo pooed it, until one day I realized I was singing along too!) OY VEY!
But Dangit – I gotta say – I’m into this bird watching stuff now too!
Our back deck looks out into the woods, and it is practically a bird sanctuary.
To just listen to them singing all day is quite amazing, but to see them flying around, feeding, sometimes fighting over the feeders, bringing their families in – wow – it’s quite mesmerizing. (Sure beats the multitude of episodes of Housewives and Kardashians, which I have finally and completely tired of!)
Look at this cute little one waiting it’s turn.
Yep – I’ve become a bird watcher…
I’ve yet to capture my favorite pair of yellow finches. I think I get so fascinated watching them, I forget to grab my camera.
I also want to capture some of the other woodpeckers (several varieties hanging out here) and the beautiful orange bellied orioles and vibrant red cardinals, but have not been successful yet.
Even Mikey likes to watch them…
And they tolerate him 🙂
Yep – bird watching in our backyard is better than Bravo – any day – rain or shine….
at Life In Between.
Cheers and Hugs,