Saturday, March 01, 2014

Black is the New Multi-Colored

I am thinking I may have to sell some stock if I want to continue feeding my feathered friends and this is why...I have been invaded for the last few days.  They are noisy and messy and really piggy.








Both grackles and red-wing black birds.


I now need to go shopping for sunflower seeds.


13 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

I hope that sunflower seeds aren't too expensive, as we can't afford it, lol.
Lovely photos Tabor.

Celia said...

Wow, hope this is a sign of spring and not just a long winter.

Joanne Noragon said...

They don't like safflower seeds. They left here in one day; slim pickin's when I filled up with safflower.

Linda Reeder said...

Those look like the kind of birds not to be encouraged.

Red said...


They are beauties. Here they don't stay very long. They seem to stay away from built up areas when they are breeding.

messymimi said...

That's what's difficult about feeding birds or squirrels -- they seem to have some kind of radar, and more and more show up.

Kay said...

Blackbirds, starlings, grackles will all eat your wallet clean.

Peruby said...

I believe Alfred is sending the camera crew to your house as we type. ;)

That one with the purple head is astonishing. Love the color.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Are they on a migratory pass through? Always interesting to see the large bands of birds that have different but similar birds travelling together. Perhaps I am wrong but I usually think of these mixed species bands as having a destination. -- barbara

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Invasion indeed. When they come round my house, I go out with a pan and a wooden spoon. They hate the noise and leave.

When I fill my feeders, it lasts only a few hours so I understand the need to sell stock.

Granny Annie said...

They fill my trees and fields uninvited and I can only guess that they eat the same thing my chickens search for on a daily basis. I do not put out feed for the birds but they are attracted here anyway. It is interesting each day to see a new color flit from branch to branch outside my windows.

Kat said...

Holy moly! It's like a scene out of "Birds!". Yikes! ;)

what's the story in Dalamory said...

I love your photos - hope you can keep on feeding the birds and taking the pics

Blessings from Dalamory