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Another apology for another delay – I will get to the Falklands page sooner or later; but the local birds got such a good response the other day I thought I’d put in a few images from a couple days ago shot on the deck. We have had a rather mild and snow free winter in New England so far this season but there hasn’t been much sunshine. So when the sun was out the other day I put out a dish of meal worms and huddled against the camera. There were a few sharp pics and then there are a few from the water dish as well. We have had almost zero in the way of northern winter finches. Canada has not yet shared their bounty of Redpolls, Siskins, Grosbeaks, or Crossbills. There must be a lot of boreal forest cones providing a rich seed crop up there. Sad for us, easier for the birds I guess.
Anyway, here are a few images and notes on birds from the back deck.
The Eastern Bluebirds (EABL) whose image leads this post off started my thinking about using meal worms this winter. The bluebirds came in one day a few weeks ago and I immediately sent away for meal worms. They arrived and I started putting them out on the deck rail. The following images show what happened. It has been fun having the worms and the birds – but those Eastern Bluebirds never returned and never ate a single meal worm.