Saturday, January 9, 2016
Looking Out for Cold.......
As I was looking out at the feeder and wondering if I wanted to take seed to the feeder, I noticed I had company looking outside. Our temperatures are dropping fast as the wind keeps blowing in bringing us the northern cold air.
I did go out and pour fresh seed on the three trays of the feeder. The birds, juncos and sparrows, seemed to be real eager to eat.
The juncos are good about picking up fallen seen on the ground. The sparrows join them too but prefer to be at the feeder. I had thistle seed spilled on my basement door next to the house and they are busy cleaning that up.
The downy for just this one time, landed on the suet rack but really came for loose seed on the bottom tray. He kept coming back landing on the tray, choosing and escaped. That really isn't normal behavior for downy birds.
And then this guy came swooping down to the top tray. I had seen him at a distance and picked off a blurry shot of him while he was casing the joint.
Thank you all for checking in today. I hope everyone is safe and warm inside. Some of my followers are safe and are being air conditioned inside today. Thanks again.