Friday, February 6, 2009

Apples For the Birds

If you are having a cold snowy winter, how
about throwing some apples out in your
yard for the birds to help them survive the
winter. The robins really like apples!


BirdingMaine said...

We have Robins and Cedar Waxwings pecking at the apples we set out. Mostly the Waxwings eat the seeds out of the fresh apple halves.

quiltcat said...

Very nice of you to put apples out for them! The robins love the apples that drop from my tree in June, and they, the squirrels, woodchucks, and butterflies all seem to get a bit tipsy when the apples start fermenting!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Birding Maine,
Thanks for stopping by..I visited your website and your photography is exquisite. I very much related to what you wrote," never know what you may come across as you are driving and having a camera along puts to rest the statement, “I wish I had my camera with me”. I always have my cameras with me wherever I go, even in the house for my cats are full of surprises! Last year we had many Cedar Waxwings eating the apples along with the Robins. It's nice to meet someone from Maine who shares the love of birds.

we actually have so many apples from our trees that unfortunately were stored in the unheated part of our house and became too cold (actually frozen) so they are not in good shape for us but seem fine for the wildlife so we can keep the birds who eat apples and whoever else might benefit from them well supplied.