Friday, 3 August 2012

Sneak, peek and click

I am sure you are curious to know what I was expecting, atleast I hope you are. Well, I was looking forward to getting some customers for my restaurant. Ha ha..... no, I don't have a real restaurant.

This is what I am talking about:


a  practical and handy bird feeder. 

A year back my brother hung up a couple of these feeders hoping to attract sparrows. And with very good results as you can see below:


This prompted me to try the same at my house. So I asked him to get me a similar feeder, filled it up with rice and hung it up.

And then I waited and waited and waited. I was ready to give up but Bro said these things take time. Birds are not very trusting by nature.

After almost five weeks, one afternoon when Hubby and I were having tea, I saw my guests arrive for the feast. I dare not go closer to the balcony so I snapped my pics right from where I was sitting which is why the pics are not very clear. And yes... a good blogger keeps the camera handy, even while having tea with hubby ....LOL.

I clicked a lot of pics hoping to get a good shot so please bear with me.




I think they are Red Vented Bulbuls, but I am no expert on birds.




Here you get a glimpse of the red feathers that give this bird its name.


Okay, now what's with the post title. Well, that is how I got these photos. I sneak towards the balcony on tiptoe (as much tiptoe as my XL frame allows....LOL), I peek from behind the curtains and click when they start pecking.

I had put up the feeders for sparrows, as their numbers are dwindling, but as long as some bird is enjoying it I am happy. One way of inviting nature into your home ...what say?

A post without crochet? Seems incomplete, so I will just put in a pic. This is for my new readers who may not have scrolled to the very end or should I say the very beginning of my blog.


Isn't that a sexy looking doily?! I enjoyed making it and I hope you like it too.
I will be posting about my rainbow mandala in the evening, so do come back soon.

Love xxx


2 comments:

  1. Hi Sangeetha

    Very satisfying to see them peck away...mmmm? Lat year my daughter had a project in school to make a bird nest. We both enjoyed making it. I'll post it on my blog one of these days. I kept it in my balcony after the project. May be it was too close to activity. The birds never made it their home :( Doesn't matter. After reading about sparoow numbers dwindling, we regularly put grains and chapatis for the birds. Keep a bowl of water Sparrows are rarely seen. Squirrels and bulbuls are regular visitors.

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  2. Why are the sparrows dwindling? We have mostly sparrows along with doves and pigeons here. Unfortunately, I do know that young boys think it is fun to use slingshots on them which is awful. Today we are in the midst of a dust storm. Yuck! Crochet is on the agenda, of course. Your doily is lovely. With those rings in the middle, you could make an Olympic themed doily. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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