Starving, Skinny Birds!

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cardinal on the bird feeder

Yesterday, we went to buy birdseed for our poor starving birds. We should have done it sooner, but we were remiss with the holiday season and all. The past week has been a tough one for the birds. Single digit temperatures are no fun for the birds any more than they are for humans.

So we bought them some seed, a mix of various seeds including black oil sunflower seeds, which the squirrels also love. 40 lbs of seed to split between the birds and squirrels.

We got it home and proceeded to fill the bird feeders. One of them had broken plexiglass on one side, which makes it unusable. I know who broke it. Last fall, we had a young black bear visit the feeders. They were empty then, but it didn’t stop him or her from batting it a few times to find out. So now we have one feeder until I repair the broken one. That one’s a favorite of the squirrels because it’s so easy to get into. They’ll appreciate that.

The first birds to show up, and so far, the only birds are the cardinals and the tufted titmouse, or is that titmice?

Sorry we kept you waiting for so long my bird friends. It won’t happen again.

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