Vol XXII – #44 – Wings over Leelanau

Report #7066 Photo: LR-2-2-23

7:41 am7:24 pm EDT
Feels like: 66°F
Wind: 3mph S
Humidity: 85%
Pressure: 30.2"Hg
UV index: 0

We were greeted by a bit of sunshine and a light pillar at sunrise this morning. Yesterday, I found a log and created a homemade bird feeder to photograph. I drilled some deep holes in it and mounted it on a board that I attached to the porch railing. To keep the seed in the holes, I needed a suet-like binder for the seeds. I tried honey and birdseed first and after finding out you shouldn’t feed honey to birds, I switched to mashed prunes as a binder. That was not very popular with anyone, so I dug it out and switched to natural peanut butter. The woodpeckers came out of the woodwork for that! I also tried suet, which seemed to be popular, but froze pretty solid in this weather. We spotted some blue sky later in the afternoon. Unfortunately, the snobby Cardinals (five in all) would not use my feeder, but I did get Red-Bellied, Pileated, and Downey Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmice, Chickadees, and a White Breasted Nuthatch.

Top to bottom: Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Male Downey Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse posing




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-Jim and Keith Burnham





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Judy in Grand Blanc
Judy in Grand Blanc
7 months ago

Great pics Jim!

7 months ago

Love the first pic..gorgeous!! The bird feeder tree great idea!!

Bonnie Vredeveld
Bonnie Vredeveld
7 months ago

I love the Leland Report and I certainly love these pictures. Blessings

Catryna Loos
Catryna Loos
7 months ago

You had me at that first photo. It is definitely a WOW. Love the bird feeder idea. We have a nearly dead cherry that will come down in the spring. I might try that !!

Ruth Adams Linsmith
Ruth Adams Linsmith
7 months ago

Such a neat feeder!! And lookee at the
Lucky recipients!!!