That's For the Birds

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Real Estate Agent with Russell Real Estate Services
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Birds at the Feeder

I have become better friends with the birds since my children have left home ten years ago.  I love to watch them, especially in the winter.  We fill the bird feeders nearly every day and then watch as they flock together to enjoy an easy, free meal.  There is a definite heirarchy in the feeding frenzy.  The Woodpeckers and Blue Jays are on top in our woods.   All the other birds defer to them and their shrill cries and sharp beaks! Bluejays They protect the feeder until they have had their fill.  Then there are the Cardinals.  Their bright red color bring a "life" to the landscape.  They often eat in pairs and generally have very good manners.  Then there are the finches that group together to eat and share their feeders.  Sometimes there is jockeying for position, but they allow crowding and generally get along.  The Nuthatch and Tufted Titmouse take what they want and go to another location to eat on their own.  They complete their task one seed at a time.  Then there are the Doves and sparrows that eat off the ground the discards or careless droppings of the other birds.  Then there are the occasional hawks that stir everything up and take what they want and don't Cardinalsthink twice of the havoc they wreak in their taking.

It occurs to me, that in every profession there are all varieties of "Birds" among us.  The loud and aggressive, the contemplative and plodding.  The movers and shakers and the gentle and passive.  The thinkers and planners and the hopers and wonderers.

I think I'm a Cardinal or a Finch.  What kind of Realtor Bird are you?

 

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Mary M. Kandell                                             
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Russell Real Estate

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Rainmaker
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Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
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Hi Mary: A swallow! I was amazed at how swallows would swoop over my cat's head and seemingly tease her! I am a funster....  I have to keep forgetting to buy a bird's house as my cat would think it was the appetizing tray..... Better a swallow than a hawk ! Best, Gay

Jan 06, 2011 01:49 AM #1
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Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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I like your comparison!  And think it's true! I have one pair of cardinals, I love them.  Your photos are terrific! 

Jan 06, 2011 01:51 AM #2
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Craig Snead
Quality Home Investments, LLC / Dearborn Heights, MI - Dearborn Heights, MI
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Mary, we do a lot of winter bird feeding also. We found an Aunt Millie's Bakery outlet near us that will sell old bread as animal feed. We can fill a grocery cart for $5. It will last out in the cold garage for a week or two. If we did this in the summer, the bread would get moldy.

Jan 06, 2011 01:58 AM #3
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Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Gay, Swallows are fun to watch.  We have chimney swallows from time to time.  This summer we put a grate over the chimney, so hopefully not this year.  They are fun!

Laura, Maybe in the spring you'll have more than one pair :)

Craig,  I'm glad you're taking care of the animals.  They are wonderful entertainment aren't they?

Jan 06, 2011 02:22 AM #4
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
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Interesting concept and great photos.  Now I'm wondering what kind of bird is good one-on-one, but not in a crowd; not agressive, but certainly assertive....  :)

Jan 07, 2011 03:48 AM #5
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Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Cara,  Maybe the beautiful Robin.  They are one of the first to arrive in the Spring.  They are persistent, determined and successful

Jan 07, 2011 04:41 AM #6
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