Thursday, September 06, 2007
There is a photo of a spider at the end, I would really like some help identifying it. So, Diane is forwarned. Above though, are some cute little black-capped chickadee 'tocks. Ohhh....so cute!
In the meantime, let me tell you about my naughty streak. I have been feeding the birds out of season. I know, there really is no season for feeding birds. However, here on the edge of Alaska it is not a good idea to have a feeder when the bears are awake. They LOVE the stuff. A few years ago our neighbor had a feeder out in April, with a drift of snow under it. I looked out the slider to see a two-year-old blackie hanging from it. YIKES! He got it and made short work of that feeder.
Last week a black-capped chickadee did a fly by of all the locations of the winter feeders. I could not wait for the freeze up and the snow, so I have been putting out a handful of seed and suet dough each morning and cleaning it up in the evenings.
We have had numerous black-capped chickadees, a few boreal chickadees, and today a red-breasted nuthatch. A new one in the yard! Isn't that nuthatch pretty? I will try to get a better picture of all our visitors.
Does anyone have any guesses who this guy is on my dianthus?