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June 26, 2010

For The Birds



My Hubby is great!

Hubby drilled four holes in a small tray that is meant to be a bacon cooking tray for the microwave. He attached four long pieces of weed eater string to the corners and hung the tray from the roof. Instant bird feeder!

We put bird seed on the tray. Hubby set up the camera on the kitchen table, set the video and this video is the result.

Thanks, darling Hubby, for bringing joy and fun into my life every day.

Music credit goes to Atherium. Soothing sounds.

55 comments:

Bernie said...

Great idea and so easy to make even for me. Love it and I so enjoyed watching the birds visit and enjoy your hospitality.
Have a great weekend...:-) Hugs

Ms. Anthropy said...

This is wonderful and the music is so relaxing. I could sit and sip my coffee and enjoy the heck out of this, any time of day. Bet my grandkids would love it! Thanks!

Ocean Girl said...

This is a neat idea. Better than television.

Gappy said...

It is first thing in the morning here, the sun is shining, and that video was the icing on the cake for a lovely start to the day. Thank you Technobabe.

What kind of bird is that orangey red one with the red beak? I've never seen one of those before.

Eternally Distracted said...

Fabulous idea - he is definitely a keeper!!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

:) I love the chirping songs of birds in the morning.

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

he is crafty, huh! wow,.. is he available on weekends? wht if i promise to return him?

Irish Gumbo said...

Very cool! For some reason I found that mesmerizing. And hungry for bacon.

deb said...

my husband and I are totally smitten with watching the birds that come to our yard. Simple , yet astounding .

love this... so creative.

jillsy said...

I love how they all look around when they land as if to see if anyone's watching!

Very cool and love the music!

Thanks!

Everyday Goddess said...

this is so wonderful and creative!

i gave you one of my goddess awards so come by when you can to collect it.

the music is divine!

DJan said...

What a great idea! And I think the squirrels will be foiled by it, too. Is that big orange bird a grosbeak? It's beautiful!!

Betty said...

I can´t see the video because I´m at work, but you can be sure I´ll take a look at home.
What a thoughtful thing for hubby to make for you!

Jeanie said...

Wonderful idea for bird hospitality. Your hubby is a creative guy. The video is fun to watch, more than once.

anne h said...

I love that!
What a great guy he is!
Glad you have each other.

Berni said...

I have been looking everywhere for one of those trays they don't seem to sell them anymore. I have a new microwave with a grill but I have to be careful what pan I use when I want to simultaneously grill and microwave and I thought one of those would be ideal.

BTW No his pal is still up where we used to live and he has gone up to do a job with him. He is also putting his place up for sale but I don't think he plans to move here but closer to his daughter.

Grandmother said...

What a simple, wonderful way to share our space with fellow creatures and let them provide inspiration without even knowing it.

Casey Freeland said...

You have to get a bird book and identify those. That red thing at the end was an interesting creature. And apparently two is company, three is a crowd. Great fun.

Casey

TALON said...

That is so neat! Very thoughtful and clever of your hubby! Didn't take long for the birds to find the newest neighborhood hangout. :)

Fragrant Liar said...

Quite the dinner crowd you attracted. How long was the wait?

otin said...

This post was for the birds! HAHAHA!

Nice job putting it all together. It was very relaxing to see it.

Janie said...

Your husband is a smart fellow. This is a very imaginative creation. The birds seem to appreciate it, too!
I enjoyed the video and soothing music.

LL Cool Joe said...

Very clever but simple idea! How cool to have captured the birds on video too.

The music works well. :)

Momma Fargo said...

Very awesome cool video and bird feeder. Thanks for sharing!

Kazzy said...

That was so cool! I loved the serenity of it. WHat kind of bird was that last, big, red one?

Ronda Laveen said...

Way to go hubby!

I'm on my phone so will have to come vack to see the vid.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your hubby is a real keeper :-) Love thst he reused things to make the perfect bird feeder-- And those are some attractive birds too.

Happy weekend,
jj

Mama Zen said...

That is so cool!

Big Dave T said...

Well, I'll ask too. What kind of bird is that big red one? Looks like a cardinal on a very bad hair day.

That one bird is really craning its neck. Wonder if he suspects he's being filmed.

Syd said...

Nice job. And great for the birds.

Enchanted Oak said...

What's that last red bird's name? I don't mean Fred or Earl. Is it a grosbeak something? I googled grosbeak and came up with a possible pine grosbeak. We don't have them out here in my neck of the woods. Your hubby gets gold stars for his ingenuity and sweet gift.

Ed Pilolla said...

i love the sun blasting in and out. serene.

blueviolet said...

What a simply brilliant rig-up your hubs made! I love watching the birds; it's so relaxing!

Dave King said...

I'm sure he could take out a patent on that. Brilliant idea.

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. This is such a wonderful idea. Love the music...:)

secret agent woman said...

I'm afraid my squirrels wold just set up camp in that!

Snappy Di said...

Loved this! We enjoy watching the birds at our house too. Just have a hummingbird feeder out in the yard during the warm months, and a seed feeder during the winter time. The birds all seem fat and happy so I guess this method works.

Enjoy your day!
Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Opaque said...

That's smart!

Vicky said...

What a clever idea... its a great way to actually SEE the bird. What an assortment of birds it attracted too :)

Kathy M. said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it, and this very cool video! Hugs.

Beth said...

Amazing video to capture a great idea!

Everyday Goddess said...

Just popped in to see the happy birds, and to thank you for your sweet comment!

Mrs4444 said...

So funny! At first, I thought, "Birds like BACON?!" hahaha

Wandering Coyote said...

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Kulio said...

Wow what a great idea! I love the bird cam!!

KleinsteMotte said...

Watched it twice. The birds under the feeder are just as intriguing as the ones on the feeder! Nice work.

Unknown Mami said...

He's brilliant. If you guys put crispy bacon on it, you might find me out there grabbing a snack.

Cheryl said...

I loved this! What fun it must be to watch the birds so close up and the music was perfect for it. I loved that the birds would look straight ahead, as if they were really able to eat from here? What a great idea your hubby had!

Robert the Skeptic said...

The next thing to do is set the camera up for a live feed so people like my wife can tune in and watch it 24-7 like she did with the Barn Owl Cam.

Barbara said...

That is soooo cool! I like your husband :)

Great music!

The Urban Cowboy said...

That was way cool, and the music fit perfectly. What a simple, yet very creative use of a cooking tray. I was beginning to wonder when any other birds were going to land.

LadyFi said...

What fun to observe small bird life from your window.

Cinner said...

Guess what I am going to do today, try to make one, I think it is great, I love the bright red bird whatever it is. gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, is that James music.

Life with Kaishon said...

That is a great husband. I love him! Even though he can't find you a proper bathroom : )

Hilary said...

What a great idea. Thank you for looking our for the winged critters.