Monday, February 23, 2009

the missing pictures

This is what happens when you leave a bottle of home brew out on the step overnight in 0 degree weather. I sure hate to waste good beer like that!

Common redpolls, ~8 AM

Common redpolls, ~3 PM and still eating.


Lynne said...


It took me a few seconds to figure out what that brown stuff was! Too bad it exploded.

WOW on the Redpolls! I'm headed off the Fleet Farm to get more seed. I sure am going through alot this winter!

Lynne said...

Deb- What do you think of the one in the bottom picture, facing left, airborne with the stick over its neck? It looks kind of light? Blow it up at home and see what you think.

RuthieJ said...

Wow Deb--they emptied that thistle sock and half the tube feeder in less than a day!! How many do you think you have hanging around there?

Deb said...

Lynne- The brown blob on the step was interesting, to say the least.

Those redpolls are amazing. I'm sure the seeds you put out at Hasty last weekend are gone! Thanks for pointing out that one...I don't know, it looks light but it may be kind of streaky under the tail. I'm still not confident picking out hoarys from the flock; I haven't seen any that stand out here, but you never know!

Deb said...

Oops, sorry RuthieJ, I hit publish before I was done!

I think maybe a hundred; I'm bad at estimating flock size. They do keep me busy filling the feeders!

Jayne said...

LOLOLOL... that is a classic photo Deb! Look at all your Redpolls!

Richard said...

Them Redpolls can sure eat. I have to fill my two Nyger feeders every day since them empty them down to the first hole. Had another flock join up with the one that was here so I'm probably up to over 300 now.

forest wisdom said...

Ahhh, home brew. Such a shame. You and the hermit are homebrewers? Yet another way in which I discover that you are a kindred spirit. :)

I think I'll go have a homebrew right now. :)

I find it interesting that I'm the only commenter thus far who has mentioned the homebrew and not the Redpolls. Hmmm, I wonder what that says.... :)


Deb said...

Jayne- $15 for a ten pound (I think) bag of seed that will last me less than a week. But I can't find it in my heart to cut them off! :)

Richard- I don't know how many birds have been around here, but I'm guessing it's well over a hundred. I wonder if they're fattening up for their migration northward.

Forest Wisdom- Emerson...Thoreau...homebrew... We are indeed kindred spirits!

Actually, I have not brewed in way too long. In fact, that very bottle may have been two years old. I think it was Northern Brewer's porter kit. A good brew, but a bit too heavy for my tastes most of the time.

Now you have me thinking I may have to brew again, soon! Are you an all grain brewer, or a malt extract brewing wimp like me? :)

We will definitely have to get together and share a home brew and some good conversation some day. :)