Surprise Visitor

December 28th, 2009

Just now, I was just looking out the front door at our Christmas lights and had something distract me. I saw something walking from the driveway to the area where the bird feeders are. I thought it was a dog at first. A second glance resulted in a different identification. It was the largest Virginia Opossum I have ever seen. It sniffed around the base of the feeder poles and started to walk up the sidewalk. It then cut across in front of the planter in the front of the house and walked towards the back. Very cool. What a hoss.

I finally made the cracked cord run at Tractor Supply today. It’s is not that close to our home, so I make the most of it when I do. I now have 300lbs of cracked corn stored in plastic trash cans and barrels. That will hold us for several months.

Winter Guests

December 20th, 2009

The activity has picked up at the feeders with the colder weather. We have Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow and Eastern Towhee added to the mix at the feeders. I have noticed more Pine Warbler activity as well even though they are residents here. We have only had that very brief period of seeing the Purple Finches on the feeder cam and have not seen any since. I am currently out of suet and need to make a supply run. I know the Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Carolina Wren and the White-breasted Nuthatch would appreciate that. The cracked corn tray stays busy with the Gray Squirrel, American Crow, Mourning Dove and Northern Cardinal dominating it when the White-tailed Deer are not feeding. Hope all are having a wonderful time wherever you are. Later, Jim


    Welcome to WingbarsCafe. The site consists of a webcam focused on a sunflower feeder and blogs posted about bird and other wild animal activity in the yard. Also featured are motion activated snapshots that may give you a chance to get a better look at birds that have been at the feeder.