Big fluffy snow and grey skies
Looks like snow globe snow outside today. I have been so amazed by some of the pictures bloggers get of the wonderful birds on their feeders! We never have birds on our feeders in the winter. So, I did some research and discovered we had been doing some things wrong. Normally, Jeff is the bird feeder guy, but he's at work and the birds were sitting in the threshold of the glass doors in the dining room. They were all huddled together and the feeders were empty. The one in the front was full, but it had been full since October.
I went out into the snow and the birds hardly moved from the doorway. I filled the feeder and spilled some on the ground. I opened a suet thing and put that out there, too. Then, I went around front. The feeder was full of mold. It was a rainy October and the food molded in there. I dumped it out, took it in and used some bleach and washed it and dried it.
I filled it with food. As I was filling it, I looked up and several finches were on the gutter, waiting for me to finish!!
By the time I got the seed put away and took off my boots, both feeders were full of finches and juncoes. I love those birds!
These aren't the fancy birds that Kerri and Pea get, but at least they are back! I love their squatty little bodies and little yellow beaks! I wish we could get woodpeckers and jays, but I will keep trying!