It just turned Spring a couple of days ago. The snow was gone, and for a few days last week it was warm enough to work in the yard in my shirtsleeves.
About a week ago, I took a walk in our local city park. One of the yards bordering the park was full of songbirds making a wonderful racket! On a closer look, I saw that this yard had about five bird feeders in it. I told Sue – she said she saw an ad in the paper for bird feeders, so we went out and bought a couple. I filled one with seed and hung it in the tree in the front yard where Sue can see it from her office.
For the next week it hung there, ignored by all the birds in the neighborhood.
This morning when I looked out the window everything was covered with a fresh blanket of snow. Isn’t this supposed to be Spring? Then, during breakfast, Sue called out from her office, “Look, there’s a bird on our feeder!”
Sure enough, there was. Over the next hour we watched as more and more birds found our feeder in the snow. There were finches, tri-colored blackbirds,and several other species I couldn’t identify. They emptied the feeder, then left.
Right now, the snow is falling again, and the birds have gone. But we refilled the feeder – they’ll be back.
I think we need more feeders.