This week I noticed an increase in the types of birds we have in our garden. I think it's because we changed the location of our summer bird feeder, we have had a return of the finch pairs, new sightings of House Finces, a Blue Indigo & now a twice daily visit from Mr & Mrs Cardinal. Mr & Mrs Cardinal use to be fly byes & did not linger in our garden. We use to attribute this to the fact that we had mobs of Bluejays, which seemed to over whelm the shy Cardinals. Along with the feeder location we changed the type of feed we put in the silo, which I believe has been a huge reason why the finches are back. They have such a sweet song although very nervous, so when they are on the feeder we have to be ever so still.
|Mr & Mrs Gold Finch|
If you told me 5 years ago I would become concerned over bird feeder location & type of feed, I would have said you were nuts. I notice more & more types of birds visiting my yard - maybe the chipmunks & squirrels put it about, our garden was a safe place, who knows. I just know how much simple pleasure there is in pausing to watch the birds & hear their song.