Saturday, February 14, 2015

"THUD" the Woes of Bird Watching.

Do you feed birds? We do. Hubby tops off the feeder just about every day. It is fun and relaxing to watch the birds at the feeder. That is till the squirrels show up. We have a dome feeder that you can adjust to keep the squirrels out. Well, if we lower it anymore the birds won’t be able to get in. But one (or more, they all look alike) shows up every noon, takes  a leap from the roof, right into the dome feeder.

And the flat feeder that the cardinals and finch like attracts the starlings.

They are the “hogs” of the bird world. Hubby gets totally too upset when they arrive. I have to remind him to calm down and just scare them off.

Another problem that arises when you feed birds is they sometimes fly into the windows when they come to the feeders. One way to prevent that is to put special window clings on your windows. They do work. The first ones I bought lasted a couple of years. I need to buy more but I don’t remember to do so till I hear that awful “thud” when one flies into the window, which happened just a little while ago. Time to head to Amazon and order some.

Have a fun and relaxing weekend with your loved ones.

1 comment:

  1. I love feeding birds, but I didn't this winter--not enough time to keep up with them. Next year! I miss it--them!