Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sunday Stroll: A Lot Of Fun

What, you again?
These young ladies are in a nature course at a local private college. They were doing a timed study of which will be consumed faster- Safflower seed of Shelled Sunflower seeds. They didn't bring plates so had to improvise and place the seed on car mats. This was much to the displeasure of the one with the hat who owned the car. She wasn't real happy with all the waste in this feeding area. I was bursting with information, but kept it to myself. Right now a few species are ground feeding that wouldn't normally in warm weather and the safflower dissuades squirrels, but some species don't care for it. I love research like this, and have joined in on many small projects. My guess is their first stop after leaving was to a car wash to wash those mats off. LOL They weren't real interested in the Pileated Woodpecker I sighted coming toward this area as I hike this beautiful state park looking for them. Well good luck on the education, and experience found out on the prairie.


I am going birding and a good early morning hike.










Six species is a slow day, but it was fun.



Visit Marcie the originator of Sunday Strolls. Her Quiet Country House in Michigan is always a treat to visit. 
http://quietcountryhouse.blogspot.com 

11 comments:

  1. I too wish them luck with their education ...

    You've certainly captured some lovely birds here, they are so colourful.

    All the best Jan

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  2. Surprised to see some of these birds on the ground.

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  3. Six species sounds like a pretty good day to me. And it looks like you were enjoying some sunshine, too. Great shots of the birds.

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  4. Oh how I love the brightness of the red cardinals. So pretty.

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  5. I'm betting the girl with the hat will be better prepared in the future or let someone else drive lol

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  6. the cardinals here are engaging in mate behavior and I saw a V of geese headed WNW yesterday.

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  7. That was a great days sightings with lots of favourites!
    Oops! That was a bit of a disaster for her car mats but all part of the learning curve!

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  8. So beautiful! Puts a smile on my face!

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  9. I love all of your bird photos. I also enjoyed the story of the bird experiment.

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  10. Beautiful photos! The cardinals are beautiful! I have never seen one in person, I think they are pretty rare in Alberta.

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Keep it positive and informative,I enjoy hearing from you!