I’m not someone who feeds birds.
My mom feeds hers extensively, and I’m pretty sure they think she’s a blond haired goddess because when she’s outside the fly right up to her and land on feeders she’s holding.
I like watching them at home, but I’m a bit indifferent to feeding them.
Until I saw the first robin for the season. LAST WEEK. It’s March, and there’s a foot of snow on the ground easily with a hard ice crust.
I started hearing spring bird calls.
So I folded and bought sunflower seeds, meal worms, and suet for them because I can’t have them starve, now can I?
The first one to arrive was the Downy Woodpecker above.
And some Chickadees:
And then it’s like a memo went out because I’m seeing birds continuously.
I pour seeds on the rail so they’re somewhere I can see them.
It’s fun to watch them, but I’m hoping they won’t think I’m feeding them all year round!
Do you feed the birds? What do you enjoy about it? How do you avoid attracting English Sparrows? Inquiring minds want to know!