Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Where Have All My Birds Gone?

I filled my bird feeders on Friday Morning.
We put in a new suet and the bird bath has thawed and can provide fresh drinking water.
I generally entertain 100's of birds every day, all day long,
but I have not seen one bird since the hawk showed up.

In one way, I am happy that they saw him too...
that they have taken cover and are out of harms way - but I miss them.
Outside of knitting, photographing the birds is my second great love.
I am worried about where they have gone and if they are finding food.

I was scanning through my pictures this morning
and thought about how blessed I am to have this hobby...
of birdwatching and amateur photography.


These are pictures of a Northern Flicker, I took on Thursday.
He stayed in a tree far from the house and would not come to the feeders.



I can't tell you how sad I am at this very moment!
Darn Hawk!

Monday, January 22, 2018

A Walk Through Smithville

Only about 40 minutes from home, we visit Historic Smithville, NJ frequently.
Located on Lake Meone, with sixty quaint shops, cobblestone paths, 
several restaurants and a number of specialty historic buildings,
it is a great place to wander around for an afternoon.
The Village Greene has a cute train and carousel for the little ones.


It is a beautiful village filled with lot's of ducks and wildlife.

The Wood Ducks



Male Mallard Ducks




The Overshot Waterwheel

Lobster Traps



We had a wonderful meal at the 
Historic Smithville Inn
It was a warm January day, the sun was full and the sky was blue...
you couldn't ask for more!