Fighting the flu and watching birds

Did you ever get the cold/flu bug and it just seemed like it did not want to go away? Welcome to my world, I’ve had it for almost a week. Fever, coughing, congestion, head ache…. blah! Drink plenty of fluids, eat chicken soup, keep warm. Watch birds!

I have the comfort of sitting in my recliner wrapped in a blanket beside a picture window. One of my bird feeding stations is only 3 feet away. I can sit here sipping hot tea and watch the activity. My wife has been keeping the feeders full, allowing me to enjoy the bird show.

Instead of placing our Christmas tree out for pick up, we placed it upright near one of the feeding stations. We decorated it with bagel halves, smeared with peanut butter and dipped into bird seed. The birds love it! Birds use the tree as shelter during snowy weather.

I am awaiting the day to feel better and have sunny weather so I can use my Christmas gift from my wife. A camouflaged blind, with a “snow tangle” cover to use during the winter months. It has plenty of room for a swivel chair, my tripod and camera. For now, I occasionally pop open a window and take a few pictures of the birds visiting our feeders. The following photos were taken over the last several days while I recuperate.

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Tasty bagel bird treat - Bath, Maine. Blue Jay - Bath, Maine.
Mourning Dove - Bath, Maine. Red-Breasted Nuthatch - Bath, Maine.
American Tree Sparrow - Bath, Maine. American Tree Sparrow - Bath, Maine.
Fresh Snow - Fiddlers Reach - Bath, Maine. Hairy Woodpecker - Bath, Maine.

 

Happy birding!!

4 thoughts on “Fighting the flu and watching birds”

  1. Hope you’re feeling better soon. I like that woodpecker photo!

    John Briggs Reply:

    Hi John!

    I went back to work today. Still weak, but getting better. The Woodpecker photo is my favorite also.

    John Briggs Reply:

    Hi John!

    I went back to work today. Still weak, but getting better. The Woodpecker photo is my favorite also.

  2. Hope you feel better soon!

    John Briggs Reply:

    Hi Dawn!

    Thank you for you concern. I may be able to try the blind out on Sunday morning if the snow is finished flying by then.

    John Briggs Reply:

    Hi Dawn!

    Thank you for you concern. I may be able to try the blind out on Sunday morning if the snow is finished flying by then.

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