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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.


2 comments:

Michele Wassell said...

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

Elaine said...

Well done… you have made nice bird feeders.