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February 11, 2008


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Hi Mike - thanks much! The pictures were taken from inside at feeders just about 4-5 feet away. I find the redpolls much more approachable than goldfinches when they're on these same feeders.


Wow, what beautiful shots! "Our" 20-or-so redpolls also returned to our feeders with this latest blast of winter weather, but I haven't been as successful in photographing them. How close were you to these guys?
Hope a Hoary, an identifiable Hoary, shows up!
- Mike

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.