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What’s in the Garden? – G

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

It’s time for ABC Wednesday and my alphabetical garden tour this week shares what’s in the garden starting with G – birds, plants, whimsy and more. There are plenty of plants beginning with G – globe thistle, godetia, geraniums, gazinia, gerbera daisies, and garlic chives. One year I even grew garlic. The goldfinches are year round visitors but the rose breasted grosbeak only visits in the summer months. Then there are those pesky grackles that come to eat all they can. I love garden whimsy and over the years have made several different types of gazing balls.  The big ones
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The Feeders are Busy

Categories: Birds.

Watching the birds at feeding time is always interesting.   So many varieties flit in and out.  We have two feeder poles in the garden, each with four types of feeders on them.  Both are located fairly close to trees so the birds can take shelter if necessary. There are other types of feeders in different locations around the garden. Enjoy some of the backyard visitors. The female grosbeak on the coconut feeder. The male grosbeak at the coconut feeder. The red bellied woodpecker at the peanut feeder. The nuthatch loves the peanut feeder too. The oriole at the new
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2sDay Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Categories: 2sDay and Birds.

  It’s 2sDay and time for photos of two of the same things. Today I have photos of the female and male grosbeak at the feeder at the same time.  They visit the feeders from early May till October and will also bring in their young to the different feeders. The male grosbeak is black, white with red on its breast and is very noticeable at the different feeders.  They can be up to 22 cm on length The females and the young are streaked brown and white and their large beaks give them their name. We are having some lovely
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Snapping Those Visitors

Categories: Birds.

Capturing lens friends at the feeders and in the garden is becoming an obsession.  The camera is always set up on the tripod either inside or outside just waiting for that next shot.  Birds are creatures of habit, just like humans, and will feed around the same time each day.  It is also important to listen when in the garden so that you know which birds are approaching.  I have a few spots where I can set up the tripod so that it isn’t totally visible to the bird visitors.  Setting it up ahead of time means you have the
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