Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Feeders Going Crazy During Ice Storm

Mike put a flat feeder out this morning before he left for work.  This is what it looked like by half an hour later.  (Eventually I am going to use this feeder for mealworms for bluebirds.)

Feeders have been crazy.  About 60 goldfinches at a time, with about half a dozen pine siskins mixed in.  After all those finches move out, then there are downy woodpeckers, red-bellied woodpeckers, pine  warblers, cardinals, two kinds of nuthatches, Carolina wrens, as well as chickadees, juncos, and titmice.  They are eating me out of house and home.  But in this weather, I'm glad to feed them.

Pine siskin hanging sideways on the suet feeder.  It is similar to a goldfinch (same family) but is heavily streaked, with yellow on wing and tail (easily missed) - in this picture fairly visible.

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