Sunday, November 20, 2011


My grandmother got Cathy and me a bird feeder for Christmas this past year.

This past spring, I hung it up on the front of the house...and birds never even noticed it. This fall, though, I moved it to the back of the house. It's hanging just outside of our sliding glass door...and let's just say that "the birds finally found it" is an understatement.

We're going through two of the squares of bird seed every week, and there's birds on it at all times of the day.

Presto really likes watching them. They're on it, on the deck, and all over the deck several times during the day. We also have noticed several squirrels out there, some chipmunks, and even a little field mouse getting the seeds that the birds knock off of it.

I'm really thinking about getting a bigger feeder to hang out that we can fill with loose seed instead of the blocks. It costs about $6 for the two blocks, but we could get 10 pounds of seed for about $7, so we would probably be a bit better off money wise by just buying the bigger feeder now and filling it with loose seed. I would hope that if we did that, the birds wouldn't be scared of the new feeder or anything, and would continue coming back to it.

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