The redwing blackbirds have found the feeders again. Groups come over and push the finches and swallows aside. They’ve also figured out that unlike the little guys, they don’t have to get inside this feeder to get to the seeds.
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.