It snowed last night, so it’s time to put out a birdfeeder for winter (I’ve cast some seeds out before on the cold November days, but now I’ll maintain this food source so the birds may become dependent).
This means, what’s in the recycling right now I can make a feeder from? Rather than walking all the way to the shop for the one I made last year.
It’s always fun to see how long it takes for the birds to find it. Under an hour for a full banditry of chickadees to show up. Then song sparrows and a purple finch, just like that.
A troupe of Eastern Grosbeaks comes through periodically, every 3-4 days in the winter. They must be making a circuit of local food sources.