I love watching the birds on the bird feeders we have. Sometimes they seem a little mean to each other – pushing other birds away even when there is plenty of room. Other times, like this, it’s like a bird couple out on a date. (and the lady bird is giving me the side-eye for checking our her man…)
We have become quite used to seeing and enjoying loads of little birds enjoying our feeders – finches and sparrows and oregon juncos abound. I was a tad surprised when I looked out and saw the red-winged blackbirds had decided they liked the new seed and a whole gang of them clustered on the little house.
When they show up, the seed flies all over and the house empties rapidly. It’s like feeding ravenous teenagers, I imagine. I am also pleased to report the little birds don’t take this without a fight – they get their fair share, no doubt.
Another goldfinch showed up for a meal, and seemed a tad put out by all the photography attention.