Date: 2/6/18 12:51 pm From: Teresa M <ladytstarlight...> Subject: Circus of birds
It's a mad house out there at the feeders the last hour. I already have done my list for today. Yet looking for the odd one I saw off and on all day. Trying to get a shot with my phone isn't working.
As 15 finches sit upon each head at the thistle feeder.
The swinging platform is acrobats of many sizes. You have a Cardinal, 4 Goldfinches, and 4 Bluejays filling their gut as the feeder tilts like a sailing ship. I'm not sure it's meant to hold such weight. The three window feeder has 5 Goldfinches sitting in a row like cows lined up to be milked. One Red Bellied Woodpecker hangs upside down upon it squeezing his bill in to snatch a seed too.
On the ground rushing back and forth are 29 Juncos, 21 White-throated Sparrows, 2 White Crowned Sparrows, 1 Fox Sparrow,3 Cardinals,1 Hermit Thrush, and I Mourning Dove all in an area of about 6 feet. They fighting for the food that how desperate they are.
Making my sighting of the one a hit and miss look once again.
On the suet feeder I wonder what the weight limit is there too, as another Red Bellied Woodpecker, A Downy and a White Breasted Nuthatch all hangs stubbonly upon it. Refusing to let go of THEIR suet block.
You know the weather going to be bleak when the feathers fly over just a few spots of seed.
Now a Chickadee dared to break the line to the platform feeder. The Jay pecking at it. The Goldfinches are pecking at its tail. The Cardinal just poking every ones seed into its mouth.
There's feathers all over the ground for the price of eating here is quite high.
We'll I give up for now I got things to do. Hopefully odd guy sticks around.