Sunday, May 22, 2016

Smile Lil Hummingbird !

I finally did it! I got a pic of a hummingbird at our feeder today! Jeff and I were sitting on the porch with our cameras ready.  But, no hummingbird. Jeff mentioned that he was going inside to do some things and I said "As soon as you go in, it's going to show up!" And I was right! Jeff went in and I had my camera ready! I took a few but only one picture came out clear. Problem is that Jeff has the better camera.  So, he'll need to get a good close up shot of it so we can identify what kind of hummingbird it is.  I can't tell from my pic or my bare eyes. Anyway, I got the first shot.....Super excited!

After dinner, Jeff got his hummingbird pics and they are much better than mine. See below.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Relaxing on a Friday Nite!

Lastnight, we sat on the porch after dinner and enjoyed watching the bird show! After a long week, this is what we like to do.  We have a glass of wine, talk, and watch the birdies! (We laugh because depending on how many glasses of wine we have...we may really start seeing new birds!) Anyway, we did catch a few glimpses of a hummingbird...finally! I wondered when they would officially start showing up and even though it seems a bit late...they are starting to show up more frequently.  They are a challenge for Jeff to snap a picture of though.  Everytime he reaches for the would fly off. 

Below are a couple of pics of a female cardinal. I love the branch that curves down and makes a sort of perch.  They seem to like to sit on that branch and pose for the camera.

We also saw a Downy Woodpecker lastnight.  So now, we've spotted two different woodpeckers at our suet feeder. Legend has it that the red patch on the head of the male Downy Woodpecker inspired legends with many Native America Tribes across the United States, from being a fire detective to bearer of a warrior's badge or courage. This small bird has been a symbol of bravery and hard work. He's definitely fun 
to watch!

Today is a really pretty day so, I'll be watching and trying to snap some awesome pics! Don't forget to visit my Etsy shop and pick up a feeder so you can start your bird watching experience! It's so much fun for all ages! Have a super Saturday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Attention: We have new birds!

I's been over a week since my last blog post and that's not good! So much has been happening that by the time I sit down to write....I fall asleep!  But, I'm going to stay awake tonight because I need to share some fun stuff! 

I'm going to start with the reason that I started my blog.....BIRDS!  We've had several new birds at our feeders! One being a Red-bellied Woodpecker! This guy showed up on Saturday and we went nuts! He is beautiful! At first, I thought he was a Downy Woodpecker but he had too much red on his head, which might make you think he's a Redheaded Woodpecker.  However, I googled him and it turns out he's a red-bellied woodpecker! Eventhough, the red is on his head! 

On Monday, we had two blue jays! This is the first time that we've seen a blue jay! I have heard that blue jays can be bullies so, I plan on keeping an eye on these guys! I don't want them running off my Cardinals! We have had several black birds and my husband has requested a pellet gun for them! They aren't very nice birds and they eat all of the seed! But we still love having them! They just need to learn to share! 

Blue Jay

We also had an Indigo Bunting! I had to look him up because I've never seen this bird before! He seems almost like an exotic bird! We were excited to get such an awesome picture of him! Just beautiful! We're so glad he stopped by! 

Indigo Bunting

I mustn't forget to thank my husband for most of the awesome pics! He never hesitates to grab the camera and snap away and somehow his pics always come out better than mine! 

The next bit of news that I have is....I got my first Etsy sale!  Woohoo!! I'm so overjoyed! It's a wonderful feeling to know that someone somewhere found your product amongst all the hundreds of listings and they liked it enough to buy it! I immediately thanked the buyer and told her that I'd mail it out right away! That night, I wrapped it very nicely and wrote a 'thank you' note to include in the package. I couldn't stop talking about my first Etsy sale to my family! I've had lots of compliments on my feeders and I've sold several but, to sell one online to a total stranger means that people really do like my feeders!  I really wasn't sure what to expect when I opened my first Etsy shop but, the more I read and learn about Etsy, I think it's a wonderful thing! The funny thing about getting your first Etsy sale is that it makes you hungry for the next sale! I really want to thank my first buyer for giving me a new inspiration and a shot of confidence in what I'm doing!

The last bit of news is...we are getting ready to be at Overton Park for "The Day of Merrymaking" festival! Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and it'll be a fun day in the park! We are excited! If you're in the Memphis area - come see us at the festival!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A few of our Bird Feeders!

Here are just a few of my feeders! There are more available in our Etsy shop. Just click on the link on the right sidebar.  All feeders come with a small bag of song bird seed mix.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday afternoon of bird watching!

It's beautiful weather today and we were hoping that we'd be at the Arlington Square for the "rain date" for the "Arlington in April" festival but that didn't happen.  So, we're posting a few pics of some birds that visited our feeders today. (Pictures taken by my husband, Jeff. He wanted to be sure I gave him credit!)