Need. More. Birdseed.

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It’s that time of year.

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The time of year when our backyard looks like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock film.

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Large flocks of starlings, grackles and red winged blackbirds have landed and they strip our feeders in no time flat.

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It’s impossible to keep them full this time of year, and sometimes? I fear reprisal.

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19 thoughts on “Need. More. Birdseed.”

  1. Our feeder can be like that in May. The Evening Grosbeaks migrate past our town on the way to the breeding grounds up north (Like we aren’t far enough north already.) There is one big flock, over 200 members and growing yearly, and a few splinter flocks of 20 to 50 members. The first week of May scouts appear, looking for the best feed and supply. For three years we got the main flock, and we were going through a sack of seeds every two days for three weeks. Then one year we were not home to put out feed every day, and the main flock went elsewhere. But then we started getting the splinter flocks. Now a sack lasts a whole week.
    The fun part is late summer when they come back south. The babies can fly, but they still can’t feed themselves. Watching the parents feed the babies is so much fun. 3 more weeks, and they are gone. The rest of summer we mostly get blue jays, sparrows, and red polls, but not in big numbers.

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  2. WOW! At first, I thought they were all ravens. That’s a boatload of birds for sure!
    I refill my one and only feeder about every 5 days; I have lots of woodpeckers, dove, cardinals, and blue jays.
    I noticed a few ‘black birds’ in the front yard the other day, but they never went near the feeder. It was kind of unusual to see them in our yard.

    I love watching the birds and it’s weird to me when someone doesn’t like birds.

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