It has been too long since I filled up my birdfeeders for my feathered friends, and so I did so yesterday. I don’t usually worry about it too much in the spring and summer months, because there are plenty of bugs around to keep the birds satisfied. But when it starts to get cooler, and the bugs (well most of them) go away to wherever it is they go in the winter, I usually like to keep my feeders filled up. We have had a very mild Fall and Winter so far this year, so I guess I hadn’t thought too much about it, but lately I have started to miss seeing the birds gathered around the feeders. These birdfeeders hang in the Crepe Myrtles on the side of the house outside my kitchen window – the perfect spot for me to watch them come and go. It looks like I may need to add a coat of paint to some of them – they’re starting to look a little more rustic than I’d like!
It usually takes a few days after I fill the feeders for the word to get around that they’re full, so I haven’t seen too much action yet; although I did spot some little chickadees out there a little while ago. Soon the word will be out and the chickadees will have to patiently wait for their turn while the bigger birds have their fill.
Now if I can just figure out how to keep the neighbor’s cat away from the feeders!
Have a wonderful evening!
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