Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'm not above bribing birds...

FREE PEANUTS: You KNOW you want some.
The birds in my neighborhood are officially over-fed. Way too many feeders for the current bird population - which I think is probably a bit larger than the area would usually support. Even the neighborhood squirrels are plump and happy - so busy cleaning up spillage that they don't even have to try to get the bird feeders. I've even had mild threats from neighbors for moving in on "their birds".

As a result my feeders (and theirs) are way under-utilized, I'm throwing out suet cakes after three weeks and they're still 90% of their original volume...I'm not taking it personally - I AM however, upping the ante with those birds DAMMIT! This week's feed selection includes the top-shelf cardinal mix as well as copious amounts of shelled peanuts - in the feeder and on the feeder tray. Easy-access - no waiting....

January 24th, 2011 - Minus 22 at 8am. Puffy Birds.  

January 24th, 2011...
Peanuts IN the tube....

January 27th, 2011 - Lots of peanuts no waiting.

January 27th, 2011: Ya know you want some...

January 27th, 2011

January 27th, 2011




2 comments:

Kristine said...

Success!

We don't feed the birds in our yard because my dog would just eat all the birdseed. Don't ask me why, but is is one of her favourite treats.

. said...

The birds are fed in the front yard - the purpose is supposed to be entertainment for the cat - alternate entertainment instead of frequent harassment of the dogs.