Friday, August 12, 2011

What's That Old Saying?

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.  Maybe, maybe not.  When I'm sitting outside, some of the birds will come to the feeder, even though I'm close.  Some, however, are too shy, and sit in the lilac bush at the end of the stone wall.  They wait patiently until I leave.  I decided to see, yesterday, if I could get pictures of them, as they waited.  If you enlarge the pictures, you'll see them waiting there.

This little guy, however, has no problem coming to the feeder when I'm outside.
No luck, yet, getting him to take seed from my hand.  I think he figures "why risk it when I can get one right from the feeder?"

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, i've heard you pretty much have to remove your feeders, then stand there with seed in your hand to get them to come in. i don't have the patience! :)

Sharon said...

The birds around here are pretty skiddish, they wait in the pear tree until the coast is clear. That's why most of my pictures are through the window. :-)

Tina said...

Yes I still haven't master that yet either, taking seeds from my hand,I think I am not patient enough, the squirrels however have no problem taking things by hand though. Still working on the chipmunks too.
I love all your birdfeeder pictures.

missing moments said...

I know .. they all depart when I come outside as well. Fortunately, my office window overlooks their feeders not 10-15 feet away ... the only one I've had luck with eating out of my hand is the hummingbird and sat right next to his feeder.

Madi and Mom said...

LOL do they chatter at you while you are filling the feeders?
I've found the chickadees, wrens and finches are quite brave for little birds. They will come up to the feeder as soon as I put it back even when I'm working on another feeder.

Happy Friday,
Hugs Madi and Mom

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Great images, the first one is really beautiful. I love watching bird behavior.

willowhousechronicles said...

Like TexWisGirl, I would say you would need to remove the feeder and be patient. I'm not patient enough either, though it is quite a thrill when a bird takes a seed from your hand.

Leontien said...

very very special if they take it out of your hand! but like some of the ladies i am not patient enough!

And i just saw in your profile thingy that you have to kill a mockingbird as one of your favorite books! I just finished it and i must say i was pretty happy about it!

hope you have a great weekend!
Leontien

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh! I love bold, brave birds. Makes for enjoyable sitting outdoors. :)

~Lisa