Category Archives: wildlife

Cardinal at the feeder

I’ve been trying to catch the cardinal at the feeder. Usually, he grabs a mouthful and then he’s gone. Today he hung around long enough for this video.

It is below zero so I stayed inside the house taking his picture. Good thing I filled up the feeder last night. There’s also a heated birdbath on the porch, so its a one-stop breakfast.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2023 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Birds through a window

I do love watching the birds, but they are very fast and hard to video.

Today I was trying to get the bright red of a male cardinal, but he refused to take a bow.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2023 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Different birds like different food

When feeding birds, consider putting out peanuts, sunflower seeds, suet cake, and other assorted seeds. Some birds like different seeds/food.

They need a lot to survive wicked winter weather.

Besides food, I also have a heated birdbath so the birds can get a drink, too.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Freezing to capture birds at feeder

I was only going to be outside for a few seconds, but the birds kept flitting to the feeder.

The blue jay is bossy. When it comes to the feeder, other birds scatter. But when I’m trying to get bird pictures, the blue jays become shy.

I’m heading into town today to get more peanuts at Pulaski Warehouse. I buy the 50-pound bag. It’s unbelievable how much those birds eat, along with sunflower seeds.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.