|the new bird feeder|
My mom always told me that patience was a virtue, but she never told me how rewarding patience could be!
Last week, I decided to purchase my first (of many!) bird feeders (one was also a hummingbird feeder, which will eventually also become a seperate blog entry) for here where I live now, filled it with seed, dried berries and other 'treats' and placed it in a tree just off our back deck. It took me three tries to get it located where I could sit and watch the feeder clearly and be able to photograph the birds as they came to visit and eat. (I also threw some seed on the ground around the tree to entice them...then I waited...)
I was rewarded about 2 days later as the birds began to discover the bird seed on the ground and then in feeder. At first, the only birds that happened-by, were chickadees, and sparrows. Day before yesterday, a mourning dove showed-up and although it didn't visit the feeder, it did eat the seeds on the ground. What was amazing to me is that it came alone and stayed almost the whole day!
This morning, a pair of finches showed-up and it was amazing to see the birds chasing each other off for dibs on the food! I watched the chickadees scare off the finches, then a while later, the finches scared off the sparrows! Interesting! (Talk about pecking order!)
Since I have taken so many photos, I decided to make a video with them...enjoy!
(In order: Mourning dove, Starling, Sparrow, Robin, American Gold Finch, Cardinal, Geese (the ones from the field out back that I talked about in a prior blog!), finishing with more of the finch and the sparrow.)
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