Another New Friend: Chippy

19ChippyNot a very imaginative name for a chipmunk, Chippy, but it’s what we’ve come up with. We’re wondering if our delight in watching his antics will turn to irritation if he puts too big a strain on our bird food budget. So far, he is just fun to watch.

At least one of our Black-headed Grosbeaks has brought his girlfriend to our feeders. She is a real stunner. I hope they’ve come to stay. Mother says she has never seen the Grosbeaks stay for longer than a day at her bird feeder, and there are a few of you east coast readers tell me their Rose-breasted Grosbeaks come and go quickly, so I didn’t hold out much hope to get to keep them. But they’ve been here for a week now, 19Grosbeaksso we’ll see. Maybe they are building a nest and staying? I hope so, I love watching these colorful gymnasts.

The picture to the right shows my mini bird sanctuary. A hummingbird feeder, a hanging suet feeder, a hanging feeder for thistle seed and shelled sunflower seeds, and our large seed and nut trough. I love to bird watch from my comfy chair.

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”–Friedrich Nietzsche


~ by Kimberly Mason on May 19, 2009.

3 Responses to “Another New Friend: Chippy”

  1. We fed the little brown squirrels and they were such fun to watch.They had their own peanut feeder and had quite a time chasing the jays away from it. However when one of the dear little things kept burying the peanuts in my newly planted flower pots and then digging them up while uprooting the new plants they lost their peanut pot. D.

  2. My dad & his wife have a sun room that looks out at a big pecan tree (this is in NC). They have several bird feeders in that tree & they spend a lot of time just watching them come & go. They mostly get cardinals, and some little yellow birds (finches?), and later in the summer they’ll have hummingbirds. I love that room!

  3. I love your view~ God’s gifts each and every one.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: