The weathermen are talking snow tonight. Not much, just an inch. But the way the birds are feeding, it makes you wonder. The finch have been thick. Hubby filled them late this morning and I bet they are almost empty. We have a zillion finches. Well, maybe not a zillion, but we do have a lot. We have two feeders on the south side of the house and two on the north side of the house. And do we ever go through the black oil sunflower seeds. Oh, we, also, have a suet feeder for the woodpeckers. Lots of birds. The daycare kids enjoy watching them. And even the 5 month old will sit in his walker and watch all the action.
|Move over, let me in.|
|Waiting for their turn.|
The goldfinch feeders have been very busy, too. Maybe these birds know something we don't know. Like more than a inch of snow?
We have a lot of squirrels. Way too many squirrels. Some of the neighbors have problem with them eating porch railings and window trip etc. I think it is the lead paint in these old houses. I have read where it tastes sweet. One neighbor had them eat through an eve and make a nest in the hollow area. She had to call in pest control. After it was all said and done, they removed around 30 squirrels of all sizes. Can you image? We haven't had any of those problems, yet. They just like to get at the sunflower seeds.
|Took this earlier this week, before our last snow.|
The squirrels jump from the garage roof, right on to the top of the pole that holds the feeder pictured about. Solution to the above problem? I bet NOT. They will jump off the roof right over them.But, maybe, it will make them think. LOL
By the way, the wire going up the pole is a metal slinky. It does work. They climb up the pole, catch a hold of slinky, and slide all the way to the ground. Quite funny to watch. But we did find out, it has to be a metal one, not plastic. They love to eat plastic.
Have a good weekend.