Friday, February 26, 2010

Photo Friday

Several years ago, I purchased this hand-thrown,
hand-made pottery bird feeder.

I put it out on Monday, Feb. 22 -
the only customers have been the Black-capped Chickadee.



Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Adorable feeder, perfect for the little ones.

Gail said...

You and your camera are getting to be even better friends...Shady these shots are wonderful. gail

jo©o said...

The other birds are probably scared of breaking it and having you scold them :-)
Unusual material for a birdfeeder, but very attractive.

Mosaic version coming up?

Nutty Gnome said...

Hi Shady - what a great little feeder!
I've been catching up on your posts - I loved the tour of your friends and families gardens - they're all so different, but all so pretty!

Rosemary said...

Cute feeder wait until the chickadee tells his friends about this new spot, you will end up with lots of eager birds.

Kathleen said...

I've never seen a feeder like this ~ very cool. I love the last photo. I agree that you are getting some great bird shots this winter! Keep it up. Have a great weekend too. :-)

Di said...

Shady, great capture of the little chickadee with the seed in his mouth. They came to our suet feeder and sort of took over following the dark-eyed Juncos. Have a wonderful weekend. Hope it's filled with sunshine.

VW said...

I saw a pair of little birds hopping around my patio. I thought, please build a nest here, do you see the new bird bath right next to the patio? Your babies would be so fun to watch out my window . . . but I don't think they decided to set up house here. Too bad. I really should get a bird feeder like yours to entice them to stay longer!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rebecca, I'm glad chickadees are enjoying the feeder, as I like it too! :-)

Thank you, Gail. I've misplaced the instruction book (yipes!) so I haven't explored the manual settings yet.

Hi Jo! No chance of breaking this feeder. :-) It just takes a special bird that doesn't mind being inside a confined space. I do have a birdhouse outdoors that I intend to mosaic. I need to bring it indoors, don't I?

Hi Liz, My real-life friends are as varied as my blogging friends and their gardens! :-) Makes it fun.

Rosemary, the feeder's not too large - so they'll have to get in line! ;-)

Hi Kathleen, I was very excited to get that last photo! :-)

Di, chickadees are fun to watch. They are so QUICK! Thanks for your visit. :-)

VW, Your thoughts echo mine... :-) Perhaps there'd be something on etsy?

Noelle said...

I like your bird feeder...it is not your ordinary feeder. Hopefully your little friend brings along some of his friends to enjoy your food :^)

Chad and Brandy said...

Great photo. I imagine the smaller birds like that feeder since they can eat without being bothered by the bigger ones.

Randy Emmitt said...

Chickadees have lots of friends. bet tomorrow you'll see at least a dozen birds visiting that totally cute feeder.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Noelle, It is a cute little feeder. And the little chickadees are so cute, too. :-)

Chad and Brandi, I think you're absolutely right!

Randy, You're right, but there are a couple of other feeders much more handy for the other birds. For sure I'll be watching to see if the chickadees share this feeder. :-)

Cameron said...

Cute! :-)

(but not the snow so much anymore -- enough of it)


Grace Peterson said...

Chickadees are my favorite bird. No, I don't really have A favorite but darn I sure think they're cute. The feeder looks cozy. I see Cameron left a comment. I'll click here to see her Giverney post. Stay warm.

ShySongbird said...

What an unusual and attractive feeder, that's a lot of snow on the top though, I'm sure the birds are grateful for the food you put out in such weather.

I have been catching up again and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the colourful gardens on previous posts, I could almost feel the warm sunshine on my face :) I also loved seeing how your house plants are progressing, the pink Christmas Cactus is a beauty.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Cameron, Thanks!

Grace, I agree. I don't have a favorite bird, but the chickadees are right up there at the top of the list... (with almost all the others!) ha. Having Cameron's post just before yours was "serendipitous!" :-) Have a great weekend.

Shy Songbird, You are always so sweet with your comments. With regard to the warm sunshine, I understand your meaning. It's cold outdoors right now! ha! Have you ever tried a Christmas cactus? They're very easy to grow, I think. :-)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

It doesn't look like there's so much room for bigger birds to fit in there... but chickadees are cute customers! :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Monica, that's the beauty of this little feeder! Larger birds cannot fit... thus, the little fellows have a place all their own. :-) How are you??

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Wonderful images Shady, and what a delightful little feeder.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Karen, Isn't it cute? One could make a feeder with bowls purchased at the store, I think.