Monday, April 23, 2012

Hyperactivity at the Homestead

OK, maybe not hyper, but there was definitely a lot of activity around the ol' homestead yesterday.

What started out to be a rainy day in the early morning hours...


turned into a lovely afternoon.

I filled both hummingbird feeders with fresh sugar water that morning after the rain had stopped.  Which, by the way, we had four lovely days in a row of rain.  My flower and veggie gardens are so happy!

This particular feeder is the one I can see out my office window.  I also have a couple of chairs maybe about four feet from this feeder.  I can sit in the chair and it doesn't bother the hummers one bit that I'm so close.


These were all taken while I was sitting in the chair by the feeder.

 

I also gave the squirrels some food in their feeder.



Only one squirrel is allowed on the feeder at one time.  I don't know who came up with that rule but they all stick by it.  That is, until somebody decides that the one on the feeder has been there long enough!  As they're chasing each other, another squirrel jumps onto the feeder and takes over.  It's quite entertaining to watch.

You lookin' at me?

I also added bird seed to the bird feeders.




I sat in the chair on the patio for maybe thirty minutes and was able to capture all this activity.  It was wonderful!

There's still a lot of activity today but it is extremely windy and cool outside.  I'm opting to stay on the front porch!

Till next time,



11 comments:

Country Gal said...

I do the same thing and get all kinds of activity as well isnt it awesome ! Fantastic post and photos ! Yes very windy and cold here today ! Have a great day !

Nancy said...

Some of the best hummer and squirrel photos I've ever seen hands down. Awesome. :)

TexWisGirl said...

your squirrels are too cute sitting in that bath/feeder. that first hummingbird photo is absolutely spectacular!!! :) congrats on the rain!

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Gorgeous photos, gal! I know those are some happy critters getting their feeders filled!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That first pic of the hummingbird is beautiful! Always love squirrel antics:@) Cold, damp and yuck North of Philly today, I actually lit a fire when I got home!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, all of these photos are absolutley stunning. I love hummingbirds and seeing them so up close made my heart flutter...nice work!

Lynnie S said...

LOVELY! I wish I had this kind of activity in our back yard.

Laura @ Green Legacy Farm said...

LOVE your photos! What a great variety of birds, too!

Farming On Faith said...

Just breath taking!
I so enjoy your photos.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Love love your photos today!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful captures, the first hummingbird photo is sensational.

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