Backyard Bird Restaurant
Most of my readers have figured out that I am your basic cutup and not to be taken too seriously. But one of the semi passions of my life is birds of all kinds. My brother Bill and and my sister by law Rhonda sort of adopted me and got me started in watching birds at their home in Florida. It never ceased to amaze me at how many different kinds of birds would appear in all the feeders they supported in their backyard. Bill is a talented woodworker and would make all kinds of bird houses and feeders for the birds to visit. I would watch the birds on each trip to their house and wonder at how much enjoyment the birds would bring to a social event or while just hanging out on their covered back porch. So I decided to try it in Atlanta.
I have a very simple setup that is on a second story deck on the back of my home. My wife (thank goodness) shares the enjoyment that comes from all the little squeaks and whistles that we notice each day. With nesting season going on now it is particularly active in the back yard. The house is situated within several Oak, Sweetgum and Pine trees which seem to offer a lot of hiding places and of course nesting places for all our feathered friends...
As you can see the bird activity is in a highly active state here, This young Coopers Hawk just decided to sit and pose for me! LOL! and it allows me to continue to photograph birds while at work in my office. This of course allows me to stay in practice with my various lenses and cameras... lame excuse I know!
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