Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Colder Weather Brings in All the Birds

When the weather turned so cold last weekend my feeders were covered in all different species of birds. My two thistle socks and the tube thistle feeders were covered with American Goldfinches, Lesser Goldfinches, and a few House finches. The Northern Flickers, Red-shafted Flickers, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers and a few Red-breasted Nuthatches kept the suet feeder quite busy. The Eastern Blue Jays and Chickadees were eating the peanut slipts so fast it was hard to keep up with them. They can be quite demanding at times. The Sparrows, finches, and Chickadees filled the six perches in both of my caged feeders constantly. The Mourning Doves and the one Collared Dove ate a lot of safflower. I go through a ton, at least it seems that way, of bird food during the colder seasons, but it is truley worth it to see such a variety of birds.

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