Date: 5/28/19 3:23 pm From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] a fifth species with a backyard fledgling in McMinnville
Today's entry was an adult Starling with a fledgling in tow. I have two suet feeders that are the cage-within-a-cage type. The suet is in the inner cage. The outer cage has a mesh that allows small birds in, but keeps starlings out.
The fledgling sat on top of the feeder while the adult tried in vain to reach the suet. It's neck and bill just weren't long enough. They tried both feeders before they moved on.
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:30 PM To: <yamhillbirds...>; <obol...> Subject: [yamhillbirds] a fourth species with a backyard fledgling in McMinnville
Today I saw a Bushtit feeding two fledglings at the suet feeder. Bringin' 'em up right so they can swarm the suet next winter.