The Bird Feeder
But, before writing a review on Amazon that it was not performing as advertised, I followed a suggestion of sprinkling seeds on top of the fence. To function sort of like a bread crumb trail ... leading to the feeder.
And after about a week, a couple of Blue Jays showed up and made a lot of noise. They didn't investigate the feeder (that I know of) but they may have been announcing free food to the neighborhood. They did eat all the sunflower seeds I had put on the fence.
By then vacation was over and I had to go back to work. And then the House Sparrows found the feeder. I am not sure this is a blessing or a curse. They can empty the entire feeder in two days.
It gets a bit crowded at times.
Lots of sparrows but occasionally something special shows up.
Above is a Carolina Chickadee. Folks are familiar with the name Black-capped Chickadee but they don't come this far south. The Carolina has a bit more gray on the shoulders. Pretty bird, no? This was taken right through the glass patio doors. I was sitting at my breakfast table.
This White-winged Dove is patiently waiting her turn. The doves usually eat off the ground - birds are pretty messy, you know - but this one likes the feeder.
And eventually she gets her chance.
I hadn't seen any Finches around so it was a bit of a surprise.
Once in a while something odd shows up. This is a warbler of sorts; I don't think it is a Yellow Rumped Warbler. Not too sure and the photo is not all that clear. But, he is pretty and he is having a free lunch.
This has turned out to be a popular place for the neighborhood birds. I can only imagine what goes on during the day while I am at work.
Do you have a bird feeder? How much seed are your visitors eating? Do you feed them all summer, too? Can I come take pictures of your birds?