Every morning the yard looks like a Disney movie. Birds and squirrels flit about, and I half expect a princess to come waltzing through and burst into song.
But really, it’s because we have bird feeders.
In the winter, the birds go crazy—like this tufted titmouse—for the black oil sunflower seeds I feed them. With the exception of one high-capacity feeder, I have to fill them daily, or every other day.
We enjoy watching the birds, and our four-year-old is learning to identify some of the regulars. Cardinals are pretty easy.
We have one feeder in the front of the house, and it doesn’t get much action.
This is a pretty accurate shot:
I’ve hung it on one of the plant hooks under the front eave of the porch, hoping that birds would flock to it and we could watch them from our living room. A few finches dart in from the dogwood at sunrise and that’s it. I was hoping they would take cover in the shrubbery below.
Perhaps the type of feeder is more appropriate for finches, yet they aren’t fans of black oil sunflower seeds? This feeder has seen better days. Also, apparently so has the metalwork on our porch.
If you have bird feeders and squirrels, you’ll appreciate this book. No kids necessary.
Do you use bird feeders?