Honestly… Deb and I so wish we were out in the woods working on our new house during this quarantine. Not only would we be getting tons of stuff done, but we would be amongst nature. You may or may not know this, but Deb and I are nature lovers… aka bird ladies. LOL We love birds. ???? We love to sit and watch them at the feeder. It’s so relaxing to us. Our new house is going to have an entire back wall of windows so we can do just that. In our last house out in the country, we had a HUGE picture window looking over the back of the woods where we had an entire collection of bird feeders. I wish I had a photo. You would love it.
Deb is a bird feeder connoisseur. She has had so many bird feeders over the years and has so many different reasons why some work and some don’t. Believe it or not, we missed nature so much here at the rental because there were no birds. We love walking outside and hearing them. She ran to storage and grabbed one and we have had so much enjoyment out of that.
The one she grabbed from storage is a copper one on a stand. We found it online YEARS ago and it’s our absolute FAVORITE. It was pricey but I remember us feeling very down during a long winter here in Indiana. I believe that was the winter where there were several feet of snow on the ground for MONTHS…. We had a blizzard and then it stayed cold for so long that the snow didn’t melt. UGH…. It was TERRIBLE.
Deb contacted the maker a few days back to see if this one is still available. It is not. ☹️ I would have loved to share it with you. I know you would have LOVED it. We can see it from our desk here in our office. Currently, we have two doves and two squirrels eating off of the ground. This particular one is squirrel proof. We’ve seen cardinals, house finches, nut hatches, tufted titmouse, etc, here at the rental.
The joy we feel from this feeder here at the rental sparked her to get online and look up a few more bird feeders that she wants. I figured I would share them here since we all are feeling the affects of this quarantine. I know it’s really helping us since we can’t go anywhere. Oh… I forgot. We also had a bird book of Indiana where we marked the month and the year when we first saw each bird that migrated through. Bird books according to the state you live in are readily available.
We have all four of these and love them.
They are currently in storage. BUT… we put different types of seed in each one to attract all different kinds of birds. I remember in the Spring, we attracted Red Breasted Grossbeaks and it was just the highlight of our days. The never stuck around long. I think we were maybe a stop on the way to bigger and better things. AND.. I will never forget. We said, “If we EVER see an Indigo Bunting, that will be the day we KNOW we are bird nerds. ???? ???? I cannot tell you our excitement levels when they came each Spring.
We LOVE these copper ones. They look so pretty hanging in the woods. I cannot wait to retrieve our entire collection from storage and get them up. We had them all hanging on an old lamp post in the woods and an old porch post in the old house.
And, of course, our favorite time of the year was when hummingbirds made their appearance. We had two feeders in different areas of our yard. We would have so much fun watching them guard “their” feeder and chirp at each other when another one would get close to it.
Here are a few more Deb found that are pretty cool.
I found a few double sided indoor / outdoor clocks because every time I share this photo, people ask. We are definitely hanging another one on our new property. We loved the one we had out there.
Are you a bird nerd? ???? It’s just so peaceful every morning drinking coffee while watching nature wake up with you. I absolutely cannot wait to get out there in the woods….. But for now, we are here enjoying the few birds we attracted to our yard here at the rental.