BOTD, 9/13/19, Fan of…

I am a big fan of my bird feeders. It has been fun watching them feed, fuss, fight and rest. The majority of the birds I currently see are Goldfinch. But the House finch and Purple finch are also constants at the feeders. Its interesting as the Goldfinch like the Niger(thistle seeds) better where the House and Purple like the mix with the safflower seed and black oil sun flowers. The cardinals and woodpeckers prefer the cakes of sunflower seed with the peanuts…as do the squirrels.

The Goldfinch and the Woodpecker watch each other but will guardedly share.

When the squirrel arrives, he has split second time to grab and run before Mimi goes into action. She does not approve of the squirrel in the feeder, nor does the female House finch. Then in the feeder goes empty, we have the neighborhood watch bird pecking at the window to make sure I am aware.

I know that some of these pictures I have posted in the past but it all fit for Fan of… presented by Jez Braithwaite.

And for BOTD by Granny Shot It, , we have the Mourning Dove. All my life, I thought these were Morning Doves until I got a bird book and saw they are Mourning Doves, maybe for the sad sound they make. We have two pairs around and supposedly that is supposed to be good luck for the home. All I know is I am enjoying my birds.

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Mourning Dove

Hopefully we will not be mourning this day but joyous and happy sharing kindness when we can.

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Remember to be kind

 

Fan of…Football

Today is August 31, last Saturday of August, week 1 of college football. The predictions are in, the hopes are high  but who will last, who will not get hurt and who will be the top DAWG.

Yes I am a fan of the Dawgs, the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

When Jez first started the Fan of…series, this was the first thing I thought of, well that and Christmas decorating but it way to early for that. So for now we show our college colors and watch the games as they unfold. Best luck to all teams but in reality…Go Dawgs, hopefully this will be our year.

So cheer for your teams, hope for the win but always be kind…even if you lose. Remember, its a game.

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We teach our children to be good sports, so should we.