Monday, February 28, 2011
Pictured above is my backyard feeder.It consists of a 4" x 4" x 8' post sunk 2' in the ground with a little concrete for support, a platform with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage, two sides and a roof. On the sides of my feeder I have placed two suet feeders as well. The wood came from scraps left over from a construction job at Camp David http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_David in the nearby Catoctin Mountains, so you could say that our birds are getting the presidential treatment! The wood I used is red oak and has held up very well for the past 6 years without any special care.
The tower light came from the top of a 450' guyed tower on Maryland's Eastern Shore in Salisbury,Md. Once you have a bird feeder and a birdbath,you'll be well on your way toward endless fun and learning as you progress in your knowledge and appreciation of your own backyard wonders. Good Luck!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
A lone cow near our home.
A regular barn, right?....Look closer at the door.
Guyed tower in Urbana,Md.
This tower is having its TV antenna removed from the top by Vertical Technology Services http://www.verticalts.com/home.shtml. They are using a gin pole http://www.tower-technologies.com/GinPole.htm to accomplish this rigging intense job.
The gin pole is the yellow structure attached to the tower near the top.The TV antenna is on the very top and weighs about 5,000lbs.
This is a winch.It will do all the heavy lifting in this operation.
Here is another perspective.
After breakfast this morning,while looking out my kitchen window, I saw a pair of Bluebirds checking out the prospects of our backyard. We have a Bluebird nesting box, but it is in dire need of repair, having lasted five years and about 6 nesting pairs of both Bluebirds and Wrens.