Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A lonely Dove came and ruffled out it's feathers and puffed himself up larger than normal in a defensive threat display~

As I take my walks as well as drive places, I take note of so many lovely bird feeders sitting empty in yards. Lots of people enjoy feeding the birds in the warmer months, yet very few of us feed them all year long. I pretty much tend to go over board, especially when severe weather is predicted. Yesterday, not only did I make certain that the bird and suet feeders were filled, but I also threw a mixture of nuts, cracked corn, bird seed and fruits on the ground for the ground foragers. We had lots of songbirds come, nearly a dozen Morning Doves and then since the Gray Squirrels are in one of their two seasonal breeding sessions, we had lots of them come. While watching them enjoy their treats, a lonely Dove came and ruffled out it's feathers and puffed himself up larger than normal in a defensive threat display. Why...because it wanted in on the food where the great many of squirrels were hanging about, and I imagine it just felt it was necessary~

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