Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Attack of the flying pigs!




  Attack! We are under attack!!

  It is the time of year with lots of activity at our bird feeders.
Feather and fur alike are pigging out and bringing their babies, heck their whole family! The critters outside are eating better than we are inside~

Recognize any of the pigs below?

 
male hairy woodpecker
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female hairy woodpecker


This is what the suet feeder normally looks like,
but when they see me at the windows they scatter...
image credit : wildbirdfeeder.org


male and female oriole pigging out on the nectar feeder


immature male oriole eating suet


male and female grosbeaks dueling over suet


we even have furry leaping, flying pigs!
a.k.a. squirrels.
the chipmunks were to quick for me to catch with my camera


Warning ...


We are putting out less seed and suet for now,
 the yard and woods is full of natural food to keep the pigs happy.

Do you have flying pigs in your area?




Until next time,
what are you sharing this week?

26 comments:

  1. We have tons of them. Hummingbirds mostly. Tons of hummingbirds. We can hardly keep up with them and we have six large feeders out.

    Have a fabulous day Faythe. ♥♥♥

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    1. Hummingbirds are my favorite. I go through tons of sugar, but only put out 1 or 2 feeders, as they fight over them no matter how may are out there!

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  2. I have groundhogs and rabbits that are eating me out of our vegetable garden and mulberries. They came around almost every day now!

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    1. we have a big ground hog that sits & looks in out patio window on the upper deck! Rabbits too, but I don't grow veggies so they can eat flowers if they want :)

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  3. None here as I live in central London although we do get a lot of seagulls sometimes from Little Venice a nearby canal area my god they can make some noise LOL

    Have a pigtastic week & thanks for flying by ;-)

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  4. We've got lots of flying pigs here, too, and love to feed them!

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  5. We have lots too and the feral cats don't bother them, mostly because the cats are well fed.

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    1. that is good the feral (as well as you inside kitties) are all feed a balanced diet. No feathers or furs :)

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  6. wow you get so many kind of birds!! things are pretty boring over here compared to your place heh

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    1. Some days ours are boring too, the ones I don't like are the cowbirds (mostly brown with the females having tan heads) they are parasitic birds. they lay their eggs in other birds nest & knock out the real eggs. I have too many this year :(

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  7. You have a lot of visitors! Animals will always find whatever you put out. Especially the squirrels.

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    1. Our birds are spoiled! they do not want the crumbs or fruit bits (except for the orioles), only expensive seed!

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  8. In Mexico we have hummingbirds. I have yet to get a feeder but I will!

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    1. we feed the hummingbirds too. They are so fun to watch!

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  9. I have lots of birds in my terrace who eats crumbs but I dont know their species. But they are nice to watch. My fave will be magpies =) #ww

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    1. we get a few big black birds that look like magpies. I bet you like Heckle & Jeckle too ;)

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  10. That is funny - true too. My MIL couldn't believe one day the feeders were full and the next day the piggies had put a huge dent in it! They sure are fun to watch though!

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    1. Yes, our pigs can clean everything out in a day. I have to monitor how much I put out in summer, winter they get more as there is less natural food around.

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  11. Cody and Dakota are my flying pigs lol

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    1. Cody & Dakota can fly! Cody does seem a little rounder, lol.

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  12. Oh yep, we've got all of those too!

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  13. Those birds are going crazy over that feed!

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  14. Well, I must say we have many of those furry ones with the long tail. We have Crows, ducks and geese, but we also have BIG PIGS WE CALL COONS that drive me nuts when they turn over our garbage cans and leave a mess. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr HI GIRLFRIEND! Thanks for stopping by and the CONGRATS! You're such a sweetie! Yes, I cannot tell you how excited we are. I knew the Lord was saving him for this job for sure. Thanks HUGS

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  15. Very interesting, wonderful photo opportunity.
    I have nothing like that here.

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  16. Aw, how sweet! Lovely shots! :)

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  17. I laughed to learn what your caption meant. I don't have this problem, since I don't have feeders out. But...I would like to have these sorts of troubles. I mean, I miss seeing the action in our yard. When the kids were small I made sure to keep the feeder full, but got away from that after they got bigger. Now they are grown and out of the house. I think it's time to bring a little entertainment to my backyard. Happy #WW!

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