Thursday, February 26, 2015

Discover Celebrate Urban Birds

Snow Georgia Style

Northwest Georgia finally got a significant snowfall. Lucky me....I didn't have to go to work. So I took a few photos of the the birds. This one is the best. 

Snow Flakes on the Butter Butt (Yellow-rumped Warbler)

This shot is of my feeding station....
Left-Click to see a larger view of the birds

Posting for my Grandchildren and others who love birds and a simple life.  

Wishing Peace, Love, Health and Wealth to ALL!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Noise pollution impacts our ability to hear Nature

When you go for a walk outside, what do you hear? The gentle breeze as it filters through the trees? A bird’s song? Or are you too overwhelmed by the sounds of construction and passing cars to hear anything at all? According to new research, when you leave your house, you’re likely not hearing Mother Nature’s chorus. Instead, you’re probably trying to ignore sounds like the car alarm that won’t shut off  — essentially blocking out all the sounds around you

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Carolina Wren knocking out millet seeds

I live on 5 acres in the country...yet have to deal with the noise from a neighbor who crushes cars and another who drives a big truck with a huge boom box. Makes me want to move.  Yet according to the chart. Not many places in the US are "noise free". 

It would help if our local officials would enforce the Noise laws. 

Do you have Noise Pollution where you live? If so how do you deal with it? 

Wishing, Love, Peace, Health, and Wealth to ALL!  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Great Backyard Bird Count 2015 and A New Camera!!!

A warm Hello to old friends who use to frequent my humble blog and to new friends who find interest in my posts.  

My old camera bit the dust last year. It had served me well for almost 10 years. Finally, I was able to replace it last week with an updated model. So far I am very happy with it.  

I took this photos of the birds in my backyard with my new Canon while doing the GBBC on Sunday 02/15/2015. 

Hope you enjoy....

 Carolina Wren
  Pine Warbler (Female)
Pine Warbler (Male)
White-throated Sparrow & American Goldfinches
Chipping Sparrow

Did you participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count? If so please share your experience.  

Wishing Peace, Love, Health, and Wealth To ALL!!! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February Is National Bird Feeding Month

On February 23, 1994, John Porter (R-IL) proclaimed February as National Bird-Feeding Month when he read a resolution into the Congressional Record.
Below is shortened version of the formal resolution that he read.

“Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize February, one of the most difficult months in the United States for wild birds, as National Bird-Feeding Month. During this month, individuals are encouraged to provide food, water, and shelter to help wild birds survive. This assistance benefits the environment by supplementing wild bird's natural diet of weed seeds and insects. Currently, one third of the U.S. adult population feeds wild birds in their backyards.

In addition, Mr. Speaker, backyard bird feeding is an entertaining, educational, and inexpensive pastime enjoyed by children and adults. Bird feeding provides a needed break from today's frantic lifestyles. Adults enjoy the relaxation and peacefulness afforded by watching birds -- nature serves to relieve the stress and can get one's day going on a tranquil note.

Don't forget to register, and participate in this year's Great Backyard Bird Count.  Held February 13th ~ 16th 2015.

Male Yellow-rumped Warbler

source: Gardening for Wildlife   Thanks to Ron Patterson for his ongoing teachings about how to best help preserve our natural habitat for birds and other critters including us two-legged.

I am re-posting my recipe for bird cakes to honor this month. You might be amazed at who will show up to nibble at this special cake. Just click on the link below to view the recipe and see all the different birds that have visited my suet feeder. 

Feedback is encouraged. Happy Birding!

Wishing Peace, Love, Health and Wealth to All...and Please Feed the Birds!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Family of Five Living Tiny in a Cabin - The Bairds

Hope you have enjoyed how this family has downsized. I loved all the neat storage nooks and the how the dining table tripled down. 

What did you like? 

Wishing All Peace, Love, Health, and Wealth!



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