Friday, November 11, 2011

I was off work today for Remembrance Day and I was glad
to be home when it was light outside. I went out first thing to fill the 
heated birdbath and the feeders. Soon we had  some action.

I managed to get pictures of most of the guests. A Robin forlornly skulked
around by the frozen pond but did not come close enough for a good photo.
I am not sure why it did not visit the birdbath. A Magpie cast a disdainful
eye on the assembly but found nothing to it's liking and quickly left,
if I had put out cheezies it would stay ( I have done that  in the past so
visitors can see one close up )  but I don't like feeding junk food.
Otherwise we had the usual suspects.


My Blue Jay experiment is working well. I mentioned earlier
I never had them in the yard so I put out peanuts. I was
excited when I got one, then a few weeks later I had two,
today I had three at one time!!!

Someone else likes peanuts.
Someone was a little piggy.

Click to enlarge "please"

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them. "
         Laurence Binyon
                           For the Fallen

"Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth
countries since the end of World War I to remember the members
of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day
is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I
on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the
11th day of the 11th month" of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice
("at the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.)"

                                                 from Wikipedia


Kathiesbirds said...

Very nice post! I'm so glad the jays have come to visit you. I have found that Titmice really love peanuts also. as for the squirrels, I recently learned of a trick of using a slinky on the pole to deter the squirrels. they had learned to defeat my $20 baffle, but I bought a couple of slinkys in the toy section from the drug store and so far so good!

Do you know what a slinky is, BTW? Do they have them in Canada?

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

We do indeed I played with them as a child in our house in Windsor. I may have to try a slinky I really have to limit the peanuts, between the jays caching them and the squirrels stuffing their cheeks they go through them really quickly.

Thanks for the tip.