Monday, March 24, 2014

Feed the Birds!!

We have a couple of "feeding stations" in our back yard.
They need lots of maintenance and
that's where the hubs comes in very handy...
 
 On March 20th, things were looking a lil shabby...
I didn't take any before pictures but here's the hubs in action!

 Supplies are gathered...

 everything gets washed...

 including all the windows!

  Feeders are re-hung, these two attach right to the glass...

  and are filled with the black oil seeds because that's what the birds prefer!

 This section is for my little oriole, she still comes every day.
She prefers the jelly over the orange...and Junior does as well (smile)!
I have the dish to the right filled with water,
seems she is always looking for a drink.
 
He scrubbed and filled the bird bath as well.
In just a few minutes, this area was packed with happy birds.
Many thanks to the hubs for keeping up with this for me.

And on a side note...

these popped up in the garden.
What about you guys, have you seen your crocus yet?!
 

33 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie He is a treasure. I could do with him on my bird feeders. crocuses and duffs. Hope you saw my Sunday Thought last week and today's post for our spring flowers.

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  2. Let him know we ALL thank him! Cause keeping you and your birds happy means that we get spoiled by all your pretty pics!! (and, no...nothing blooming up here yet!)

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  3. Bravo ! Tout cela est magnifique pour nos amis les oiseaux :)
    Bonne journée et à bientôt !
    Cordialement
    Floralie

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  4. Awww, that hubs of yours is a gem. I'm sure the birdies appreciate it! We see crocuses, and some of our tulip leaves are showing! I hope the predicted snow tomorrow won't harm the flowers.

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  5. Lucky you to have someone to do all this for you.Those crocuses are so pretty.

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  6. What a great husband you have! We benefit from his help, because we get to see all those pretty bird photos! I haven't seen any crocuses, but we do have daffodils. And I've seen some forsythia at a neighbor's house.

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  7. Wow - your hubby is a great guy! Those birdies really do love that black oil sunflower. We still had only 16 degrees this morning! Nothing coming up here yet.

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  8. that cute boy smiling at you thru the window... adorable!

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  9. You wanna know what I'm going to do? Show this post to BG and say Hint, Hint!! Our windows in the back of the house are a pain since it require a long ladder to reach them. We need to get new ones that are easier to wash!

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  10. Very nice! - and I bet you have a lot of very happy birds! I'd love to see an oriole, not sure if we get them up here in the arctic North - lol. No crocuses yet, but here's hoping!

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  11. Oh my goodness...I just got done watching "Saving Mr. Banks" last night and totally went to sleep singing "Feed the Birds" in my head. Now I wake up, visit your blog, and realize...it will continue looping in brain for quite awhile now :)

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  12. hello Debbie! nice work from your husban!

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  13. You really take care your yard birds Debbie!And what a wonderful view you have!!I love crocus flowers!!
    Wish you a happy week!!
    Dimi...

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  14. aww, your sweetie is so kind. what a man of all trades. i bet the birdies love him dearly just like you. the birds love coming to your house ... jellies, oranges & seeds ... what a "food bar & all those courses indeed. gorgeous blooms. our daffodils are up but no blooming so far. we are wondering about the snow coming tomorrow ... i hope they won't hurt the daffys ... we will see??! ( :

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  15. Your hubs is a keeper!

    No sign of spring here yet except for the robins.

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  16. What a hard worker Chuck is and to get the spring cleaning done for the birds. That is so sweet.
    Your flowers are so pretty.

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  17. What a good hubby!! I have not seen any crocuses, but we have azaleas and other blooms around the house. I need to get one of those suction cup feeders to attached to the window. That's a great idea!

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  18. Those are some lucky birds in your neck of the woods! We have nothing, and I mean NOTHING, blooming yet. But we do have more snow on the way on Wednesday. Fortunately, I believe it is winter's last gasp here.

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  19. Nope no flowers blooming yet here. I can hardly wait for spring.
    I love how you know what your sweet bird friends want. I must see if my husband will set up some bird feeders. You inspire me.
    Blessings for the inspiration today!

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  20. He seems positively dEE-lighted to be washing windows for you! What IS your secret? LOL!

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  21. I need to get some tips, did hubby just offer to do the cleaning of the birds feeders and bath? Your hubby is the best! And I know the birdies are all happy too. I wish I had some crocus growing, maybe next year.. Have a happy week!

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  22. Crap! You've already got flowers? Feeders are a lot of maintenance.

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  23. You will have a lot of happy birds and great photo subjects thanks to the Hubs great work. Here we are still getting so many grackles and starlings who eat up the seed as fast as it's put out.

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  24. He's a keeper Debbie! The crocuses are gorgeous! Nothing coming up here, it's all covered in snow.

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  25. Oh, bless his heart! Clean windows are important to photographers!

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  26. Blessings...
    wow, lucky birds.

    Just stopped by from Beth's place. Have a wonder filled week.

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  27. Such a blessing to have wonderful hubbies isn't it Debbie. Chuck did a fantastic job too.
    Gorgeous Crocus, a special colour too ;D)
    All the best xx

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  28. Aren't you sweet taking care of those little birds. I hope the coming snow doesn't cover those flowers. Rebecca

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  29. No flowers yet, but fingers crossed they pop up soon!!!

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  30. What a great team you two make :)

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  31. Wow you have quite the bird stations going on there & how nice that hubby helps to keep them all maintained.
    The Crocus were very pretty. I think they are so cheery. Ours have bloomed and gone already. But we have more flowers coming on.

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  32. Is that a lake I see from your porch.

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  33. The crocuses are gorgeous! Yesterday was about 60, and today in the 50s, but we have no flowers yet. We're still working on getting the snow to melt.

    Looks like you're keeping the birds happy! They are certainly spoiled!

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