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“The Birds Who Stayed”

Description from Kathryn R: Our friend EPBCornell has created a very pretty birds n berries pick. Mine is a similar piece showing my appreciation for the intrepid, hardy, winged friends who have not flown south but stay all winter long. They visit our house-shaped feeders or peck for food in the snow. Even some robins manage to eke out some sustinance from the berries and suet. Up north I’ve noticed the only birds who fly around in a snowstorm seem to be crows. I tried to find a crow in LB’s supplies, but the pink raven is the closest I could find.

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Measurements: 1mm hole, 1mm thick


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  1. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Yay for the birds that stay! We have hawks that don’t migrate with all the others; redtails, sharp-shinned, peregrine falcons. Bluejays, titmice, sparrows and those adorable chickadees, plus lots of doves and cardinals, too.

  2. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    I do love this pick, Kathryn!
    ‘Way up north, 100 miles from the Canadian border we have only Canadian jays, chickadees and the everlasting crows, with a few bald eagles, natures scavengers.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely pick Kathryn, I’m too far north for the Robins to stick around but Chickadees, Nuthatches Cardinals, Crows, Eagles, Mouring Doves.. and more stay for the whole year, And my poor chickens have to endure it also.

  4. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Love watching the birds that stay the winter. Yesterday we must have had thirty juncos or more hopping about on the ground in front of our living room window. We haven’t put anything out but suet on the other side of the house, so who knows what they were eating, bugs of some kind? It had warmed up and might have brought something crawling back out and about. We also get the chickadees, cardinals, nuthatches, and woodpeckers all winter at the suet. My mother puts out 2 large feeders on their deck in Downeast Maine and refills them daily– and not because of squirrels. It’s mayhem on her deck all year, but especially on quiet winter mornings. It’s good entertainment when there’s nowhere to go until things get plowed.

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I do miss the winter bids from the north. However, I have had some smaller red cardinals. I still get to enjoy the wild parrots flying over morning and evening, the kiskadees, whistling ducks.

  6. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I love this pick! However, our birds come and go and right now the Mallards are swimming on the water feature at the office, the great blue herons are as walking around as well. Georgia keeps the ones we like. BUT, I will say that I love late January early February when the Sand Hill Cranes start heading north again. One of my favorite sounds of the year!

  7. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Love this pick-I love birds in jewelry. Houston is home to many birds over the winter. We have a glorious set of Eagles that have nested for the last years at the end of my street. They just returned again about 2 weeks ago. Your pick is awesome

  8. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I took this pic in my backyard with my phone

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  9. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thanks, fellow Bird Lovers! So great to read your stories and reports.

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Robin, what a great picture. Was that an eagle? This is a fantastic pick. I love the birds as well. Even in N. Carolina we have many that go south (don’t know how far south). I love the spring when the singing birds are back.

  11. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful winged inspiration that has won a POD! Robin, love the pic! Our Mergansers are back, too!

  12. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Congrats!

  13. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Congrats! A bird lovers dream pick!

  14. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Congratulations Kathryn. Beautiful photo Robin – Bald Eagle.

  15. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your bird filled POD!

  16. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thank you, Everyone! And thank you for the eagle photo, Robin! Aren’t they magnificent in flight? Last early spring we had an eagle pair starting a nest in one of the big red pines on the edge of our pond. But contractors and construction scared them away.

  17. No Photo
    MH says:

    Congratulations! I remember standing on a foothill and watching an eagle hunting. It was breathtaking. I wrote several poems from it. ‘She has a foot in this house and a wing above the mountain…….’ You can see where I was going.

  18. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Beautiful poem, MH!

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