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Sharing is Good

Enjoying suet on a nippy day before rain moves in

Birds need suet in the cold months to help keep them warm and give them energy. Some birds like suet year round. There are always birds at the suet feeders here.

It is fun to watch them do most everything upside down.

The nuthatches are really enjoying the suet this year. So far I am seeing more of them at the suet blocks than other birds.

33 Replies to “Sharing is Good”

  1. Wonderful photos, as always, Maggie! How nice of you to to make sure these little beauties have sustenance in all seasons. They sure look like they’re enjoying that suet. 🙂

    Happy New Year to you, Pooh and Chancy! Hugs!

  2. I used to love having a birdfeeder & suet holder outside my bedroom window…*sighs* After the patio ‘destruction’ plus removal of trees 4 years ago there are no birds out front; no feeders…*sighs*…..that is why I enjoy your blog so much Maggie!!!! such lovely wee birds.
    I hope you had a peaceful holiday….
    ❤ & {{hugs}} Vehrri-Ellen & *purrsss* BellaDharma

    1. I am happy to share photos and I am glad you enjoy them. I have had a very nice holiday season I hope you have as well. Hugs

      1. I went to the Farm with Mary-Ellen & her family. Opened some gifts & talked with the family. Then Mary-Ellen & I went to visit Siddhartha Henry’s grave…I took him a catnip pouch & placed it on his grave & then M-E & I cried & hugged each other. We are still sorting thru the grief. Once we got back inside I played with Tyerrone for over an hour….he is a smaller version of P SH & not as rough but adorable!! He always lets me pick him up & hug him tight!
        Had a yummy supper & more good chat time…I was gone for 8 hours….poor BellaDharma was a bit freaked out so I spent 1.2 hour brushing/stroking her & then we played toys….I was exhausted by midnite!!! HAHAHAHA!!!
        Wishing you & Chancy & Pooh Girl a very Happy “MEW” Year, Sherri-Ellen & BellaDharma ❤ ❤

        1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Grief has no time limit so you just keep doing whatever for however long you need to do it. I bet you were tired by end of day but it makes me happy to know you had such a nice day. Hugs

          1. Hi Maggie! I DID have a good time altho’ it was so hard knowing Siddhartha Henry would NOT be home when I got home…And you are right that Grief has its’ own timetable…..
            And I forgot to tell you it was revealed to me that 3 years ago when the Coyotes took P SH’s Father King George they also took his Mother Tori…I was led to believe that it was Shelly….when I was in the barn I finally saw a tortoiseshell cat….when I questioned M-E she admitted the cat I was looking at was Shelly P SH’s Aunty & that Tori got taken 3 weeks after King George. (I think this fueled my grief the past few days & nights). I know M-E wanted to protect me from the truth but I’d rather have known. Out of Siddhartha Henry’s entire family there is only Brother Tyerrone & Aunt Shelly. And hopefully his Sister Tangerine is still alive in her adoptive home…..

            1. I am glad Tyerrone is still doing well and I too hope that Tangerine is alive and doing well. You just keep doing what you need to do until the grieving process has passed and sweet memories take over. Hugs

              1. I too am relieved Tyerrone is doing well. He was the least sick of the 3 siblings altho’ he does have a weepy eye. His behaviour was never affected as P SH’s was. An I too hope Tangerine is alive & well. She was adopted by the Vet Tech who took care of her as a sick kit so I believe she is all right!
                And I am feeling a somewhat better now…..I just had to let all of the grief flow & now I accept P SH is gone. I miss him tho’. He was so special to me!
                {{{hugs}}} to you ❤

                1. The grief process is unique for everyone. I thought I was dealing well but turns out I wasn’t & it all exploded on Dec. 31st. Couple the loss of Siddhartha Henry with the knowledge my best friend was terminally ill w/ Cancer & only had weeks to live….
                  She died this past Saturday. I did not cry because I KNOW how she suffered & & I’m sure a lot of my tears on the 31st were for Pauline (R.I.P.)

                  All in all, I am more or less my ‘normal’ self!
                  Thanks for your friendship & support thru’ the years.
                  (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen ❤ ❤

                2. Ah bless you Maggie!
                  Funeral was Friday. It was okay altho Pauline’s son was horrid to everybody. He has alienated himself from his entire family & me. Pauline’s Sister & I are becoming friends tho’. We are each other’s link to Pauline! I still start punching in Pauline’s phone # but then catch myself. So I deleted her # from my phone list & added daughter’s so I retrain my brain……

                3. We do need to retrain our brain at times. I kept going to the phone to put in my momther’s number to talk to her for quite awhile after she had passed…I finally got passed it after a time. Hugs

                4. Agreed! My Father kept a lot from me the last few years of my Life. He wanted me to not worry or fret about him…..I wished I’d known yet I could not heal his Kidney Disease….
                  I have such wonderful memories & I treasure them & my photos…..

  3. Love the feeder that protects the littlies from predators or pushy big birds. So far I only have a woodpecker at the suet and a ton of cardinals at the main feeder. Great time to watch the birds.

    1. I have several young woodpeckers this year and lots of cardinals as well as a few other species so far. Yes, it is a great time to watch the birds.

    1. All the birds around here sure enjoy eating so I assume they are happy. Happy New Year to you and Georgine. Hugs

    1. Sorry to be so late finding this for some reason it went to my Spam folder. I am glad you enjoyed the photos. I hope all of you are doing well, you had a wonderful Christmas and 2019 will bring all wonderful things to you. Hugs and nose kisses to all of you from Chancy, PoohGirl and me.

  4. I’m so glad that the birds are coming to feast on the suet that you provide them. They sure are tough little birds to be able to brave the cold and they don’t even seem to mind it.
    Wishing you and your fur and feather friends Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Warm hugs from Canada.
    Julia

    1. They even come to eat in the rain unless it is storming. I so enjoy watching them come to eat. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too sweet Julia. I bet it is cold at your place. Stay warm and safe. Hugs

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