Bird's Eye View from my Kitchen Window
My bird feeders have been busy this past week with the addition of a new bird feeder I put up. I got this great soda bottle bird feeder from my hubby for Christmas. What I like the best about it is that is keeps nyjer bird seed dry from the miserable amounts of rain we've had of late. (Granted this is typical for the PNW in winter.)
Even in the summer, the nyjer bird seed gets mushy from the occasional rain showers (or my dear next door neighbor who washes her car on a daily basis...really). So this nifty feeder is a winner with me. The first day I put the feeder out, a male Anna Hummingbird was the first to visit and he sat on the rest and stared at me though the window with disgust.
The Lesser Goldfinches are flocking to it. I had no idea we had any around. I've also had a large group of Chestnut backed Chick-a-dee's come to visit. I believe there were over 12. I usually only see them in ones or twos. Other visitors include Rufus sided Towhee, various sparrows, Black-capped Chick-a-dee's, Junco's and the group of Anna Humming Birds that have wintered over.
|El Rotten Silvercat|
The fat cat pictured above does try to torture himself by leaping and smashing into the window in an attempt to get the birds. He's an inside cat and clearly not to bright.
If you've not added the soda bottle feeder to your collection, I'd recommend it. Very little spill and thus far is protecting the seed very well. I'm interested in trying to build one of the make yourself varieties down the line as well.
Update: A family of Evening Grosbeaks arrived today as well. I've never seen them this early in the year before.
I think what the cat lacks in brains he makes up in the handsome department.ReplyDelete
Thanks Cathy, he's a very sweet and personable cat, despite not having yet figured out that he'll never get the birds ;)Delete
How fantastic that you're getting to see so many birds now. That birdfeeder is obviously a worthwhile thing to have. Poor not-so-bright cat! Hopefully he learns the lesson soon.ReplyDelete
It is nice to have so many birds. They have seemed to be very active lately, but I don't mind. We made some birdseed/lard cakes for a hanger over the last winter snow week. The birds have been eating it, so it seems like it worked. I'll have to post it soon.ReplyDelete
It's fascinating seeing the names of your birds the only name I recognise is sparrow as I know your goldfinch is different to ours!ReplyDelete
I ber your windows need lots of cleaning though!
Don't you just love having those gorgeous little visitors, I could really stop and watch them for hours. Also Jenni, you know I love your blog so I want to award you the Versatile Blogger Award. I've listed you on my blog with more details on the award. Thanks for all your posts, I really do look forward to them...Cheers JuliaReplyDelete
Jeg kom lige forbi.ReplyDelete
Jeg nyder også havens fugle. Jeg fodrer dem hele året.
Tak for kigget.
Sounds like you have lots of birds, and a great view. I like the soda bottle bird feeder. Your cat looks like he could really get up to mischief (like most cats I suppose). He's cute!ReplyDelete
Oh your feeders have been busy. The soda bottle feeder, I have no idea why I haven't thought of that - the kids and I used to make all of our feeders. The seed here is always getting wet and rotting, yuck. Love that your husband knew to get you such a smart bird feeder.ReplyDelete
Nice to see so much activity at your feeders. What are your evening grosbeaks eating?ReplyDelete