Wednesday, February 25, 2015

G is for..., February 25, 2015

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and Outdoor Wednesday

ABC Wednesday
G is for Gnaw - to bite at or nibble something persistently.
A squirrel gnawing on a piece of bread

People bring bread to the park to feed the ducks, a favorite activity for small children.  This squirrel was quick to steal a piece for himself!

Wild Bird Wednesday
The Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher eating Black Oil Sunflower seeds

We occasionally see Brown Thrashers feeding on the ground.  This is first time I've seen one on our hanging feeder.  Brown Thrashers eat insects, worms, berries, seeds, acorns, frogs, small snakes, and lizards. 

The smaller birds didn't seem to mind

Brown Thrashers can be found in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.  During the breeding season, they are aggressive in defending their territory.  Both parents incubate the eggs. 

Outdoor Wednesday
Ballard Park, Tupelo, Mississippi, February 14, 2015
Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Beautiful photos, Lea! Thanks for sharing!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  2. Enjoyed all your outdoor scenes. Those are different feeders.

  3. That looks like a lovely park with the lake to walk around and has lovely birds there.

  4. Hello Lea, I would love to see the Brown Thrasher at my feeders. They are great birds. I love the nice park and ducks. Great shots, enjoy your day!

  5. Squirrels do know how to find a meal don't they. - Margy

  6. I feed the birds and squirrels bread too. Ice and snow cover their food right now unless they have enough stored the wildlife and fowl won't make it through the winter. I love, love, love your photos.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

  7. Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a Brown Thrasher at a seed feeder, although I get Northern Mockingbirds at the feeders all the time. Beautiful bird and cute little squirrel.

  8. Love the cute and hungry squirrel ... And we've only seen the thrashers once, In Arizona. They have the strangest looking eyes! A great picture.

  9. Love your squirrel with a dry piece of bread!

  10. Our squirrel is funny won't eat the bread if there is no peanut butter on it. LOL!

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  11. Perfect letter G...and WBW! Love the thrasher!

  12. we have a park called Western Spring, just like your park. Lots of ducks and swans but no squirrels. I was told there is no squirrel in New Zealand.


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