Sunday, February 28, 2010

Feathered Friends Finally Find the Feeder

At last! For a few days there the seeds were disappearing but I still never saw anything on the feeder. I suspected some less welcome critter was raiding it at night.

This morning, The Hubby came into the kitchen to tell me we had visitors. And did we ever: song and English sparrows, a pair of cardinals, chickadees, and a pair of titmouses. (Titmice? Whatever.)

Oddly, they all came at the same time, in a mixed flock, staying under the cover of the pussywillow and maple. They swooped in, grabbed a seed or two, and fled back to the bushes. They stayed about an hour and then all disappeared again.

Now I just have to find a post or something to mount the feeder a few yards from where it is so I can actually see it from the windows. And take down a screen. And mount the camera on a tripod, at the ready. I'm excited!


Chrissykat said...

Woo Hoo! What a great variety. It may have taken them a while but it sure seems worth the wait!

Char said...

Oh, nice shots! Thanks for sharing.


Lily Hydrangea said...

Your plans sound exciting! I can't wait to see more photos.

A piece of news said...

This is great news and a good variety so far. Good job!

Rambling Woods said...

I am so happy about that.. Some of the birds do travel in winter flocks together like the chickadees and titmice and usually a pair of nuthatches too. If you don't want to feed the house sparrows, just put in the black sunflower seeds and everyone including the cardinals will be happy. It is fun isn't it...Michelle

myletterstoemily said...

sounds like a 'CTU' expedition. :)

Anonymous said...

Lucky! I've seen a flitter now and then, but you're certainly doing better in the bird department. Maybe I'll put some more seed out today.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Im glad the birds found your bird feeder. I have one for you I have a feeder that the birds wont use in the winter time Not a seed.
They should start using it soon.
Dont know why. You have a good one
Bye Bye Ed