Thursday, March 12, 2015
My New Bird Feeder
The feeder and the suet on the sides only took a day and a half to get here. The bird seed that goes inside will get here tomorrow. I velcroed the feeder to the porch railing because that's the only place I can put it right now. The velcro should keep it secure. I'll have to wait until it gets warmer to hang the feeder to a pole.
The really interesting part of the new feeder story involves this Downy Woodpecker. This little girl showed up to the bell feeder several times a day. Today when she came back she found the all new feeder waiting for her. So far the Juncos don't want anything to do with it for some reason. Maybe they want the other kind of seed that hasn't come yet.
It sat there for so long like that that I began to worry. Maybe its little feet had somehow gotten stuck under the edge of the feeder. I finally couldn't take it anymore and I went to the door and opened it. After ignoring me right up till the end, the little bird flew away. I was relieved to find out that it was just fine.
This little Woodpecker happily returns to the feeder constantly to tear chunks out of those suet blocks. The other birds still avoid the feeder. I'm sure that last part will change. I'm glad I made the Woodpecker happy though. I think I've made a permanent friend of this little bird. I'll talk to you later.