Saturday, 10 October 2015

Bees, bird feeders, red-tailed hawk

The bees and wasps are working hard, some are dying at end of season.
 

The Blue jays are going nuts over the peanuts. They empty this feeder in 2 hours. It keeps them away from the other feeders, and the sunflower seeds, giving the smaller chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers a chance at the other feeders.


Then, on a beer run, I spotted a hawk flying in a cemetery. There were two, one flew away!

15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, great variety of birds. I love the cute nuthatch and woodie. Cool sighting of the hawk! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Gayle said...

The heart shaped birdfeeder is quite unique.
Thanks for commenting atMuldoon.

DeniseinVA said...

Good morning Jen, lovely bird sightings, bees and pretty flowers. Wishing you a happy weekend.

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, it looks end of season for sure. I love seeing the hawk photos!

Yep, I was in Bala last week. It's beautiful right now!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We're getting the juncos and white crowned sparrows back this week. The birds are such fun to watch.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely birds! The hawk is gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend!

William Kendall said...

The hawk shots are amazing! I've noticed a couple of jays here in town recently.

Nancy J said...

Not so sure about the wasps, ( I react to any stings!!) lovely feeders, but the hawk, he is stunning, and great you managed to get those super photos when he is looking down.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Definitely a sense of the seasons in this series... beautiful. YAM xx

Anni said...

Incredible bird images. I loved this.

Red said...

At this time of year birds are finding food supplies and setting up territory.

Nancy Chan said...

Wonderful critters. I love the Blue Jays going for the peanuts in the cute heart shaped feeder. In one of the pics, the hawk is starring at you from under the branch!

Powell River Books said...

I see a few bees left at my flowers, but I haven't seen a wasp in about three weeks. For me that is good, I hate to get stung. - Margy

Out To Pasture said...

I like your peanut feeder idea as a distraction for the bluejays to give the smaller birds a chance at the other feeders. My half dozen bluejays here are getting away with daylight robbery! Even my caged feeder isn't safe from them.

Marie C said...

Great photos! Loved the hawk, and that heart-shaped frame around the flying blue jay!