The Birds Are Back..

Just that fast, the birds return with the addition of a feeder containing sunflower seed. BOOM! From a couple of Eurasian Tree Sparrows to a backyard full of chattering buddies. Yesterday, all in about 15 minutes of watching, I saw 3 male Cardinals and a female, 6 Mourning Doves, 4-5 House finches, 3 Titmice, 3 Chickadees, a Downy Woodpecker, about 15 Eurasian Tree Sparrows, and about 3 or 4 tree rats raiding my stash.

I now have several feeders out. A suet feeder for the woodpeckers, wrens, chickadees and nuthatches, mixed seed for the Juncos (which I finally saw yesterday, just not at the feeders) and native sparrows that will be coming in, sunflower seed for songbirds….and apparently squirrels again…lol. I will install a nyjer feeder today on a sock that hangs very close to my window. Squirrels don’t like thistle too much, and the doves and whatnot can’t really cling to the sock like the finches. Granted, sparrows will eat anything, but they have a lot of food out to choose from already and shouldn’t be a big problem.

Here are some mediocre photos from yesterday…

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