We got a menagerie in our back yard, since we put up the bird feeders. This morning there were many, many birds and squirrels out there. I posted a blog about it
http://dizzydick.blogspot.com/2014/01/wondering-what-comes-to-feeder.html) back less than a week ago. But since then, the word has gotten out. There were squirrels everywhere trying everything they could to get to the feeder. They haven't figured out a way yet after I moved it more out in the open a long way away from any trees. That doesn't mean that they have given up. I will have to see if they can build a ladder or stand on each other's shoulders or take up hang gliding, or . . . I am sure they will figure something out. In the mean time, they are cleaning up what the birds drop to the ground and of course, I put a handful or two or three on the ground. Yep, I am a little kind hearted.
Got a new visitor to the feeder this morning, a Brown Thrasher. He is the biggest bird to visit thus far. Of course there are dozens of Cardinals, Black Capped Chickadees, and the Tufted Titmouse that compete to see who can empty the feeder the fastest. I have my binoculars at the ready and just waiting to see more bird species show up. Surely there will be more than four varieties of birds show up for a free lunch. Maybe, I need to hang a "Free Lunch" sigh out there so they know. I do have to get another feeder to replace the one that the squirrels knocked down and broke. In the meantime they will have to crowd on the big wooden feeder. Now, you all have a great day and take time to watch the birds, you hear?