Date: 12/30/19 9:10 am From: Bob & Bonnie Buxton <bbxt...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Blessed with avian color in Merrimac
Hello friends, We were blessed on Thanksgiving morning this year with a flock of at least 7 Eastern Bluebirds and they have been visiting the feeders just about every day since then ( eating dried mealworms and crumbled up 'no melt' suet cakes ) and today another colorful bird joined them.. a Baltimore Oriole! We've been keeping grape jelly out there most of the winter in case a wayward jelly-lover stops by.. but the House Sparrows eat most of it. The Oriole has been eating the dried mealworms, but there are now three dishes of jelly out there in case he decides to try it. He looks a little unsteady so we're not sure how his health is, but we'll certainly try to keep him fed. The Starlings are overwhelming the feeders though.. so it's a constant challenge out there.
Stay safe and warm in this tricky weather,
Bonnie & Bob Buxton Merrimac, MA bbxt(AT)comcast.net