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I love to have bird feeders out and watch the birds come by to eat……I don’t like the squirrels so one of my feeders is a squirrel proof one! Recently I bought a thistle feeder for finches and it happens to be sort of a sock looking tube thing which I’d not seen before. It was only up in the tree a few days before I left for TX. I thought it would be fun for Grayson and Ava Clair to have one so they could watch birds too; got it and put it up in their tree out front and Trent promptly informed me when he got home that they don’t have those kinds of birds! Just doves and mockingbirds were all he’d seen! I think I should have gotten a different kind of feeder for them. I was quite surprised when I got home the other day to see that the thistle seed in my new feeder was almost gone! And I’ve seen lots of little birds come by to eat this week……tried to get pictures but I have to do it through the door so as not to scare them off.

Two cute little birdies hanging on! I had bird seed on my shopping list yesterday but alas, there was NO thistle seed in walmart! What is up with that? I do believe I’ve seen it before but I was pretty bummed that I couldn’t buy it then. There’s only one other store I can try to check here and maybe I’ll do that today. I would have done so yesterday but the skies opened up and dumped vast amounts of rain with hail when I was trying to get a buggy load of groceries across a parking lot and into my car. I didn’t venture out again after that!
How about you, do you feed the birds?

9 Responses to ““Feed the Birds””

  1. Debi Says:

    At the moment, we’ve got 6 feeders. One like yours for the goldfinches. And a suet feeder. And four with plain old sunflower seeds. The hummingbird feeder will go out soon, too.

  2. Becky Says:

    I would love that kind of feeder. I’ll have to look around. Surely if you get those birds in MS we can get them in FL??

  3. Stacy Says:

    I love putting out bird feeders and watching my birds. I have several seed feeders, a suet feeder and a hummingbird feeder out, but no sock feeder for the finches. We probably have them here, but I’ve never seen any and have never tried the thistle.

    What I’m mad about right now is the seeds and shells that the birds flick off the feeders, fall into my flower beds and sprout weeds! I weeded my bed by the window last week, and now there are another huge batch of weeds that have come up from their mess. Argh. I hate pulling weeds!

    We love feeding the squirrels here though! Beau lives for it 🙂

  4. Susanne Says:

    I love birds. Unfortunately because of my cat we can’t have any feeders.

  5. Robin Says:

    We have those same little birds. American Goldfinches I think. I have three finch feeders because I just can’t get enough of them – they are just so delightful. Last summer the ones by my patio got braver as the summer went on. They would come and eat even while we were sitting just a couple of feet away.

  6. Kim Says:

    I am so jealous of you southern ladies! Not only are you not still dealing with snow and temps in the 30’s and 40’s but you guys have such beautiful birds. Google images for our birds to see how drab they are:
    (occasionally we get hummingbirds though)
    Enjoy your beautiful feathered friends!

  7. Rochelle Says:

    We are going to do the feeders soon. My daughter loves all animals!! She cries when she sees a dead bird, or squirel or anything on the side of the road. We have had all kinds of pets and she is only 8! Who knows what is next!

  8. Dianne Says:

    Good pictures. I love finches. But gotta tell you, the “feed the birds” lady in Mary Poppins used to freak me and my sister out! I laughed when I read the title of your post!

  9. Barb Says:

    I have feeders all over too, but my thistle sock feeder is my favorite. It’s always covered with the sweetest little yellow finches and the sound they make is heavenly. I saw the sock thing hanging on a neighbor’s house and didn’t have a clue what it was. Now I wouldn’t be without that sock and thistle seed.

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