Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

You've heard of Angry Birds, well these are Clever Birds.
They say these birds are not supposed to be able to feed off of this upside down feeder but they can.
They are not as good at it as the other birds they are meant to feed but it's amazing to watch them.

Crow doing a good job of hanging upside down.


Stellar's Jay

I don't mind so much because if they are good enough to make it happen they can have some suet.
They don't do it all the time, it's not like there isn't plenty of other food at my other feeders for them.
It does keep the squirrels from wiping my suet out and that's my main goal.

Here's the Professional, while the Clever Birds can only stay up a few seconds this little Hairy Woodpecker stays for many minutes and makes it look so easy.
He's been spending lots of time in my yard which makes me very happy!
Not the best pic taken from my window but you get the idea!

On another note, I saw my first Lazuli Bunting, actually saw 3 and heard numerous others.
I was only able to get 2 pics, this isn't in focus but I don't mind one bit!!

Lazuli Bunting
I also got some wonderful pics of this adorable little Western Wood Pewee.

Western Wood Pewee




  1. the peewee is a lot like our phoebe. such sweet little things! congrats on the lazuli! just such gorgeous coloring! the upside-down feeders are cute! and persistent!

  2. Nice views Kristi of the 'upside down' feeders. Our Blue Tits are past masters at that form of acrobatics.

    1. I would love to have Blue Tits in my yard, Crows and Starlings not so much. :)

  3. Little scoundrels! Beautiful colours on that bunting, and the peewee sure is cute.

  4. Cute series on the upside down feeders.. I would be thrilled to see the Lazuli Bunting, it is beautiful! Congrats!

  5. What lovely and clever birds you have for us to see. Great shots.

  6. It's amazing to see that Crow hanging upside down feeding.

  7. It's like the squirrel 'repellent' feeders that have things on them to keep them off....NOT. Animals are most clever...they will find a way. LOVED this humorous post....I'd love to watch them in person.

    I too just saw my FIRST ever Lazuli Bunting a few weeks ago.
    I posted photos here at this LINK

  8. Crows are pretty clever!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

  9. Those birds are persistent suet raiders. Beautiful color on the Lazuli Bunting.

  10. Crows are really smart birds - I have just coming in from a (frustrating) hour trying to photograph some local ravens - lots of pictures, most of which have gone in the recycle bin!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne