Meanwhile, back in the yard it is still raining and the birds are still eating. This is nesting season. A great deal of work is waiting to be done. The sort that works up an avian appetite.
Of course, nesting means mating. Where success in the finch world requires the brightest shades of yellow. Something that requires more food then you would think such little birds could hold. The other birds may not change color with the seasons but that does not lessen their enthusiasm.
The food is in the feeders. All the best seeds tucked inside a beige weight activated, squirrel proof feeder and a green metal cage. The original house shaped feeder cannot be made squirrel proof. We load it up with safflower seeds the squirrels won’t eat. It makes a beak water.
When enough has been pecked it is time to run off smaller birds. If everybody can readily find food the game changes to making sure everyone else eats less. The bird world is a tough place.
It sometimes seems we live at the edge of a jungle. So pack your pith helmet and joins us for a two minute supper safari among the backyard birds.
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