Tuesday, September 8, 2009

H is for harvest

H is for harvest--for birds that is. As I was walking the other day I thought about the abundance this time of year for the birds. With all the plants fruiting or going to seed, it must be just a wonderful season for them. Here are just a few of the plants I saw that might appeal to the little birds.

Teasel


Rowan berries (Mountain Ash)

Fir cones


Rose hips and blackberries


And of course the gorgeous sunflower (which isn't native but much loved by many birds).


Come winter I like to put seed out on the feeder for them but this time of year nature provides very well.

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14 comments:

  1. Lovely! Your blog name are H's too!

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  2. I've never seen most flowers/fruits shown here except the sunflower.

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  3. How beautiful! And what a great collection! A wonderful harvest fot the H day!

    Enjoy1

    Sylvia

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  4. Love the sunflowers. They are heavenly. Harvest is perfect.

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  5. What a beautiful end of the summer harvest. I have had gold finches on my sunflowers of late. So pretty.

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  6. great way to reframe; our beautiful flowers are the output of the birds and bees.

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  7. hi joanna, i'm putting together a garden that is going to be bird and butterfly heaven i hope come late next year. i'd forgotten about rosehips even though we had masses of them at the old house. rowanberries are on my list - one tree - as are sunflowers. what do they do with teasels? thanks for the pretty post! have a peaceful day. steven

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  8. Hi Steven, your garden sounds like a lovely idea. I have to admit that I don't really know if birds do much with the teasels. I'm sure they have seeds but those spines look pretty formidable. Just guessing that the seeds drop on the ground. I included the photo because they're so unusual looking.

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  9. Combining rose hips and blackberries makes an inspirational photo. The birds will love the rowanberries. Robins come every fall and strip our trees clean. I'm sure the berries make them a bit giddy.

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  10. Lovely post.....and I just love your header shot. BTW, thanks for your visit.

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  11. They're all beautiful flowers. I love the berries.

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  12. I was thinking something similar when I went for a walk in a different place the other day. I saw rosehips, blackberries, sloes, elderberries, and hazelnuts, in one small stretch of footpath, as well as other berries I couldn't identify. It certainly seems to be a plentiful year for wildlife!

    Sign of a hard winter to come? Some country folk say so. ...

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  13. Lovely sources of seeds - the birds here are shrieking with delight as they flit from seed to seed!

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  14. Good thoughts for "H", a bounty harvest for birds. Yes, the summer is over and fall is coming.

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