Sunday, November 22, 2020

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Not much change in the garden this week so not many pictures. Did I hear a collective sigh of relief? 😺

Surprise, Blogger downloaded my images in order!



The weather station and I both wishful thinking. See the outdoor temperature upper right? A cool 43 oF? Notice to the left of the outdoor temperature in the upper right of the compass rose? The outdoor feels like temperature read 96 oF.  Don't I wish! The weather station was having issues with the feels like temperature. About five minutes earlier than this photo, the feels like temperature read 139 oF. but I didn't have the camera ready to snap it.


Somebody was too heavy and closed the hatch to the birdfeeder


A dusting of snow and this bird hung out in the feeder for a little while.


A new bird I haven't seen at the feeder before.


He/she/they wasn't/weren't shy and didn't fly off as I opened the slider and the screen door. The bird just turned and posed.


The bird is medium sized and chunky. At first I thought it might have been a female cardinal, but the cardinals are more slim.


Searching online for a brown bird with reddish back and a notched tail, it seems this bird might be a House Finch.


I also collected some seeds from Reggie's morning glories. They need to be shelled and stored until Spring.

How does your garden grow?

 

22 comments:

  1. I like the real temp better than the feels like temp. My friend Sally bought one of those feeders and it broke the first time a bird sat on it. AND, it was an expensive one, too. I tried to get her to take it back, but she just shrugged it off and ordered one online instead. It's great you can see the feeder up close, like that.

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    1. That's too bad. This feeder was from my parents' house. A gift we bought them a gazillion years ago. The only thing that broke a few years ago was the perch. Himself had a piece of wood that fit so the birds would have a perch.

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  2. Looks like 'someone' did a little damage to the squirrel baffle????? Do tell. ;)

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    1. The squirrel baffle has been damaged for years. I think the squirrels got ticked off and chewed through it. It stops the squirrels, but not the chipmunks who figured they can get a purchase on the babble through the chewed edge.

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  3. He is an interesting little fellow. Fun.
    And you are a Morning Glory:)

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    1. Not until I've had my first morning cuppa 😉

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  4. Oh, I really need to stack that feeder here!

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    1. It's a good, heavy duty one. Has held up for decades

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  5. I have that exact feeder. Works like a charm :) We get house finches here and purple finches, and I often can't tell the difference.

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    1. I have no idea why a purple finch is called a purple finch. It has a red head and a brown body. Not a dot of purple on it at all! 😺

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    2. It's not a bright red, though, more of an old-rose/raspberry-type red. But definitely not purple lol

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  6. Your garden looks good. Today the blue toys have been feeding on my balcony. Have a good, new week, Valerie

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  7. Everything is passe right now. We had some snow flurries today, but luckily just a few. We'll see what happens to this rain overnight. It's hard to believe it is already Thanksgiving week. Hope your week starts off well.

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  8. Excellent Little Run Of Photos There - Well Done

    Cheers

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    1. And Blogger uploaded them in the proper order!

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  9. House finches are always around here. The males are so much prettier with their colors - females are just brown.. looks like u had a male. So you had a bit of snow. That amount is what I like - just a dusting.

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    1. Oh, thanks for identifying the bird. A dusting of snow is still too much snow.

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  10. Such pretty pictures with the light dusting of snow - brrrr! The little bird looks adorable huddled up on your bird feeder, he's a gorgeous colour too 😀. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x

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  11. Nice to see your photographs :)
    Hope you are having a good week.

    All the best Jan

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