Saturday, April 10, 2010

Red-wing Blackbird and Relatives

My husband found a  rusty old vent cover, found on the ground by an abandoned barn, on one of his job sites. It looks like a witch's hat.   He thought it might make an interesting roof for a bird feeder.  He worked on it last weekend and I painted it blue because I wanted it to stand out.   The first visitors were a pair of house finches.  Around supper time last night this group of red-wing blackbirds along with their kin the brown headed cowbirds showed up.  I grabbed the camera and this is what I got.  Nice group shot I thought.  Go and visit Camera Critters today and tomorrow to see other kinds of critters caught by a camera.


18 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant, brilliant repurposing of a piece of trash. I wish I were that creative!

Jan
GDP

Hootin' Anni said...

Right now we have an abundance of those black birds too...what a beautiful song they sing.

Terrific job on the feeder. Love the idea.

Here's My C C entry - hope you can come by for a visit if you find time.

Lavender Cottage said...

What a creative bird feeder Val!
Can't believe we are getting snow again; at least it is supposed to warm up and the sun is out now.

lina@happy family said...

Very creative...
Love seeing all birds there :)

Vernz said...

Hi Valerie, I love this bird feeder, great shot!

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Ladynred said...

It's beautiful classic bird feeder. Looks like the birds loves it.

Sylvana said...

How creative! And I that blue was the perfect color to go with the rusty witch's hat :)

Marydon Ford said...

What a clever idea, item to use & happy bunch of visitors! Love the blue ...

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

EG Wow said...

Looks like they are very happy with the new feeder. Isn't your hubster clever!

Crafty Gardener said...

Hi Valerie, great re'find' feeder. There certainly are lots of red wings and blackbirds around lately.

A Garden of Threads said...

Neat bird feeder, must look great in the garden.

Tammy said...

Love the shot especially the bird with it's wings going so fast!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a cool idea! Looks like the birds think it is cool, too.

benchwarmer said...

that's a great roof for your feather friends and i'm sure they enjoy the shade. amazing group shot too!

LadyFi said...

What a great looking bird feeder!

Johnny Nutcase said...

great idea for a feeder! Love the little guy hovering on the right :)

All things nice... said...

Thats for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment. How creative, how a lovely idea to make a home made bird feeder from- looks really authentic too :) The birds are lovely and today the weather is great in Ireland so I'll be out for the day :)Enjoy the weekend

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Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Great idea, and it looks like the birdies think so too! :)