For quite sometime now I have been trying to attract birds to the garden using a bird feeder. It’s been an unmitigated disaster. In the 6 months I’ve had it I have never once seen a bird at the feeder. But the seed was gone. We don’t have any shortage of bird life around here – in fact the dusk chorus can be deafening at times! But for the life of me I had never seen a bird eat anything I had put out for it. Well, I finally cracked it. And now I guess they’ll come looking for more each day. I wouldn’t mind a bit – I seem to have developed a love for birds thanks to this blog. I noticed my neighbour had waxeyes darting in and out of his place so had a closer look at what he had put out and discovered it was apple. So out came the apple and they went nuts over it. A friend also mentioned that her birds went crazy for bread with a bit of honey on it. So they got some of that too. Sure enough, they also went nuts for the bread and honey! So I am hooked. Now I just have to figure out how to get them to feed from the feeder (cos it’s really cute).
Even the birds are over the snow!
Published on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011, under Animals