Being unwilling to sponsor the neighborhood Hunt Club any longer, I sadly took down our birdfeeders. Fortunately, we do have a small walled patio where I was able to install one pole in a large tub that held annuals over the summer and hang two mesh sunflower feeders. Birds, not being birdbrains in the pejorative sense of that term, have found their way to the free food. Over the last couple of days, we have had
- a pair of white-breasted nuthatches
- house finches
- at least one goldfinch
- house sparrows (who have not gotten the memo that they don't like sunflower seeds)
and of course, squirrels.