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It’s Chow Time!

Red-Headed Woodpecker

Eastern Bluebird

We all have to eat and animals and birds are no exception.  I recently shot these photographs of various birds and small rodents who were grabbing a bite to eat.  The birds mostly were eating insects although many also eat berries, seeds, and nuts.  The Grey Squirrels around here love sunflower seeds, acorns, hickory nuts, walnuts, butternuts, pecans, and many small berries.  The Ducks eat insects, small fish, grains, and small aquatic plants mostly.  The Cotton-tail Rabbits eat grasses and tender leaves of bushes and shrubs plus small berries.  Most hunt for their food early in the day as well as late in the afternoon.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that particular photo.  Enjoy!

Cotton-Tailed Rabbit

Grey Squirrel

American Robin

Brown-Headed Cowbirds

Comments on: "It’s Chow Time!" (3)

  1. Yes—we all have to eat, Linda!!!!! Our birds seem to be eating almost constantly now… AND–this time of year, they are feeding the babies and teaching the babies to find food themselves… SO–it’s a busy time of year for the wildlife…

    Sorry we’re having such horribly hot and dry and humid weather for your first summer on the plateau… This is the worst we’ve had since George and I moved here in 2003. George and I had to get out early this morning and water the yard/flowers/plants/shrubs, etc. Even our Rhododendrons are turning yellow… AND–it was already hot at 6:30 a.m. GADS!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

  2. Having meals is at the top of their priority list, isn’t it! I also enjoy watching watching the critters find their food: some (like the wild turkeys) are eating machines! We help them out during the winter especially when it’s pretty tough for them. We also planted a pasture type of grass out in the front and let it grow fairly tall before winter so the deer can get a meal from under the snow.

  3. Hi Montucky, How wonderful that you plant grass to help those birds! Super nice and good for the ecology.

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