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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bird Feeder Success

Inspired by the house sparrows that have been roosting on our porch, I decided to put up a couple bird feeders to attract some of the woodland species that feed in the brush along the shoreline. I bought a suet feeder and made a tray feeder out of an aluminum baking pan. Not surprisingly, it didn't take long for the house sparrows to find the feeder, but within a few days a song sparrow and a flock of juncos (see below) have also made it a regular stop. Before sunset, some chestnut-backed chickadees also stop by to visit the suet feeder, as can be seen on the left. The feeders have only been up for a couple of days, but at times there as many as eight birds there!

I'll post updates if I start seeing new species making visits, but I think the four listed above cover the most common feeder species I've seen here at the marina.


Anonymous said...

Great photos... Its always fun to have bird feeders up... Making them is even more so.. Enjoy...

Anonymous said...

Well done… you have made nice bird feeders.