The better half and I are enjoying the sight of birds feeding at our new feeder. We used to be fairly avid birders, but seeing as how that often meant getting up at 5 am for the organized walks, we began to wimp out.
We’re offering them three types of food – safflower, suet and mixed seed. So far we’ve attracted cardinals, juncos, titmice, wrens, sparrows and woodpeckers.
I love woodpeckers the most. I remember the first time I heard a Pileated’s piercing song. But they’re so high up, it takes time and luck to get a glimpse.
Anyway, we were visited by the Downy, the Hairy, and the Red-Bellied. We also got excited over seeing a House Finch.
With the snow we had last week and bitter cold weather tomorrow, les oiseaux really need the food and water.