May 14, 2014

Winged Wednesday

Hey Everyone!
Wow, gotta do some Blogville business first:  Don't forget about Date Day on Monday the 19th!   Post about your date, comment here and you'll be entered in a random drawing for a prize pressie.

And, don't miss out on Sidebite's Race Day event!   OMD it will be so fun.  Check out his blog for the list of racers and comment your guess for the winner.  There is a pawesome prize to win!!

Okay, so the Winged part!
Probably most of you know my territory is sorta out in the woods.  Well, there are lots of critters.  I have porcupines, black bears, bobcats, coyotes, and the usual assortment of raccoons, skunks, chipmunks, and 'possums.

There are also lots of birdies!   Mamaw gave us a wonderful new hummingbird feeder.  Check this new feeder out:
It's really cool because my Mom can clean it easily since it has a big opening.  It should keep out ants and bees too because the birdie opening is a set of small slits.  The hummingbirds love it!   If you're looking for one, it came from Walmart.

 Well, we also have Baltimore orioles!   They are so very pretty.   For them, we have this cool jelly feeder.  They love grape jelly.   Here's a male having a snack now.  If you're looking for one, it came from Miles Kimball. 

 WELL, IMAGINE OUR SHOCK when the orioles started using the hummingbird feeder!   They've tried it with other feeders, but they couldn't balance on the tiny perches.  This feeder has a solid ring for a perch and the orioles can use it.   As you can see, it's empty!  BOL 

Here's the male oriole on the hummingbird feeder and a female oriole on the chain for the jelly feeder.   What a pretty pair of birdies!

 Remember this:

Well, Dad had to move his truck, so he carefully put the nest in our lilac bush, but these robins had other ideas.   If they couldn't use Dad's truck tire, then they'd use this:

 Our front motion-detector lights!    BWAR HAR HAR they built this new nest in two days.  WOW.  It doesn't seem to bother the light and the light doesn't seem to bother them.

So, there's a peek at our birdies.   Cool huh?!?
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, BirdBrain


Lovable Lily said...

Your birds are beautiful Sarge! We too love hummers and orioles and have the same jelly feeder as you do (at our NY house.) We hope that when we get back to NY the birds will remember who we are and come for a visit.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Love the birdies new nest by the lights. Bonus -- if a stranger bird tries to fly too close to the new nest at night -- the lights will go off and scare the stranger bird away.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We think those Robins might be a bit dumb.

But we love the orioles having a Hummer snack. Great feeders. That jelly jar just fits right in?

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Unknown said...

Sarge you are so lucky to have such lovely looking wildlife. We think Mr and Mrs Robin better find somewhere more convenient for your peeps LOL. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Amber DaWeenie said...

Neat-O Wish we had hummers in Florida butt I don't think they like the heat! We never see any. :(

Wonder when there'll be eggs in that new next. The babies will have to wear sunglasses by that light (and every time they move, the light will come on...HeHeHeHe)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE just love the Oriole on the HUMMER feeder. That is sooooo funny.
The Jelly Feeder is the strangest feeder we have EVER seen. We had Never Heard of one until we saw YOURS.
We think you should make them some Jelly and Peanut Butter Sandwiches. BaaaaWaaaah.

Anonymous said...

you live at a great place Sarge. I love your birdies, I never saw such a fabulous small hummingbird. maybe you can send me some of this guys and they will live in my back yard?
Have a great wednesday, I work on my date day, post, hope Shasta will like it :o)

Two French Bulldogs said...

We could sit and watch birdies all day
Lily & Edward

Mollie said...

My Daddy will love to see the little berd, Gaylord brought in a Blue Tit last night, poor little fing was deaded and Daddy went mad.Now Gaylord'z in the CatHouse Bawahhahhahaha xxoxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

That's very cool Sarge. We'll have to go over to get a hummingbird feeder too.

Unknown said...

Sarge, you have some very cool birdies. I've never seen a hummingbird or a Baltimore oriole. I think it is neat that you have them nesting by you will be able to see the baby birds when they hatch!

Cowspotdog said...

the light will probably help to keep the nest warm too......those orioles are so pretty

Idaho PugRanch said...

Neat bird feeders Sarge. We have a pond in our big yard and the birds love to come and hang out there. we have a pair of doves that have been coming each spring for a few years now.
Looking forward to seeing everybuddy's dates!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Kinley Westie said...

We got a hummingburd feeder, but no burds has shown up yet.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Okie Dokie I blog on Monday so the 19th should work if I can get a song to play off my puter.
I have not seen my hummingbirds yet, I put their feeder out. Birds nest in the strangest places.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Nice feeders and beautiful Orioles. Hope the hummers come along too.

We didn't realize that nest in the tire well was in your Dad's truck - how cool was that! We suspect now that the motion detector light must come on quite a bit with the mom coming back and forth tons of times:)

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Ruby said...

OMD! I've never seen that jelly feeder befores!!! Way cool!!!
I bets our hummers would loves it!
I'm gonna have Ma keep her eyes open!
Ruby ♥

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We are loving seeing all the birds in blogsville these days. It is spring.
We are trying to plan some dates for date day.
Lady is unable to photoshop so she has got to get creative . . . .

Millie and Walter said...

We have a lot of bird action in our yard too.

The Daily Pip said...

Sure hope you are going to wear those super cool glasses on our date!


Murphy said...

We think the birds are going crazy lately! We have been under attack from a robin for the past week but we think he is just about done now. We are very excited for Date Day!!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Katie said...

How much fun to have all those birds and critters! Sounds similar to our place :-) can't wait for date day, crabby girls!

Little Miss Titch said...

such fun critters and birdies to watch at your place Sarge,xx Speedy

Jans Funny Farm said...

Aw, we loved this neat post on the birdies. We love hummingbirds and other birds.

Oreo said...

Your picture looks great sarge and love the birdie pictures.