Sunday, January 18, 2015

Feed the birds

Temperatures actually crawled out of the single digits today so we went for a walk in Mendon Ponds Park.

They have bird watching trails where if you hold your hand out full of bird seed, chickdees and other little birds will come eat it out of your hand. This one is a nuthatch. He is looking at Aaron like "Is this all you got pal?!"

I loved feeding the birds. I feel like Snow White.

They tend to sneak up behind you. I could hear their wings fluttering on a branch behind me and then with a *fwap fwap fwap* one would swoop down onto my hand. Aaron may have jumped like a Nervous Nellie the first time.

Their little feet really cling onto your fingers and they are heavier than they look.

The best is when they take their time selecting their treat, picking through the selection of seeds in your hand.

Aaron got me a fisheye lens for Christmas and I took it along on our walk.

The squirrels were getting in on the handout too.

It was a lot of fun to try out.

Looking up.

1 comment:

  1. If you're ever in the Boston area again, Mass. Audubon has a wonderful wildlife sanctuary called Ipswich River in Topsfield where chickadees, nuthatches and tufted titmice will eat from your hand just like at Mendon Ponds Park. :)
    In the winter, several may even perch on your arm 'in queue' to get to the bird seed in your hand. It's the best!