for the birds.
I recently read that chickadees like cooked egg yolks.
So this morning after completing a couple of hours of garden work, I thought I would treat my bird quests to a home-cooked meal.
I cooked an egg in the microwave, removed only the yolk and diced it into small beak-sized bites. Doesn't it look delish?
I put it out right in front of the bird house on a piece of waxed paper. I had my camera solidly perched on the arm of the glider in 10X zoom mode sure that within moments Mrs. C would discover the mouth-watering morsels . I waited and waited and waited.......Mr. & Mrs. Chickadee flew in and out numerous times and ignored my offering.
I moved a couple pieces closer to their home
directly on their home, in fact.
They still ignored the egg yolk.
After a few hours I threw the yolk away, vowing not to believe everything I read.
Mr. & Mrs. are doing a fine job feeding their babies without my help anyway.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
9 months ago