Bird Feed.

These photos are from five years ago. Always like to leave the rinds of cantaloupe and watermelon out for the birds. They seem to enjoy their meal. Sparrow and cardinals getting their share of seeds from a carved up pumpkin of yesteryear.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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19 Responses to Bird Feed.

  1. The first photo may be an idea of painting, I think, Zakiah.
    Love ❤

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Michel. I like it too, a lot! The weather here is like a yo-yo. We have really cold days, and then we have warmer days. The birds are getting confused it seems. I don’t see many of them in the colder days, but yesterday when i put water in their bath, I saw so many of them taking a bath. and today, it is much cooler, the feeders are still filled with the seeds, and the cardinals and the house finches are absent. Mother nature is playing games with us.

    • Zakiah says:

      Indeed Michel, the birds are very resilient to the changes in the weather. They are comfortable in a foot of snow and in fair weather of summer.

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Our watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkin leftovers go to my mom’s chickens.

  3. slmret says:

    The cardinals in particular seem to really enjoy the fruits — one looks as if he’s diving right into the bowl!

    • Zakiah says:

      Right now there are so many cardinals around. I didn’t see any today but the pear tree in the back has a lot of nests and i know they are there, waiting for what? I don’t know. Supposed to rain and snow tomorrow.

  4. I love watching the birds.

    • Zakiah says:

      Me too. I can sit on my sofa and just keep staring out at the birds and the trees and all the bushes that are now pruned and covered over with leaves and grass.

  5. I never heard about this until I saw it on your blog. I wish we had done this to attract the birds.

    • Zakiah says:

      Next year Matt. If you have a ledge to your window, perhaps you can put some bird seeds on it and you will be surprised how they will come and thank you. Love.

  6. I threw out a bunch of squash seeds last night. Do you think the birds would have wanted them? Also, I have never seen a red bird! Beautiful! We have blue jays and gold finches here as well as some turkey vultures/ buzzards…

    • Zakiah says:

      We have a lot of cardinals; they look amazing against the white snow. House finches are red also. If you have gold finches, i am sure you will be having the house finches too. The head and part of their upper body is red.
      Don’t worry that you threw the squash seeds away. I am sure the birds got to them. Like i told Matt, if you have a small ledge to your windows, spread some seeds or pieces of fruit and they will come over and clamor for more.

  7. murisopsis says:

    We haven’t had a pumpkin for several years now… I’ll have to remember this for next year!

    • Zakiah says:

      I think I had done this last year for the princes. Sometimes I paint things on them that they like. I know the birds love every thing that i leave out, the bees and butterflies do too.

  8. Those lovely birds are enjoying the feast you set out for them! 🙂
    Since you shared this with us, some time ago, I’ve been doing the same. A joy to feed them, and to watch them. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  9. Rupali says:

    You are so kind and inspiring. Take care.

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