The extreme drought conditions we have experienced this past 18 months has left the natural bird buffet a little on the light side. I would venture to say that some areas have lost as many as 1/3 of their trees. The most affected trees are the pines.
We have enjoyed many visitors to the feeders; Blue Jays, Cardinals, Sparrows, Finch, Northeastern Blue birds and Hummingbirds… This year we have seen the same variety of visitors but the sheer quantity has been overwhelming.
We are filling the feeders once a week!! We must be serving up a pretty tasty buffet…or we are the only restaurant in town.
pesky adorable little squirrels are enjoying the free buffet..which has caused us to remove the feeders from the trees and hang them from the rain-gutters on the house.
I am none too worried about the squirrels getting enough to eat…our little piece of heaven on earth has more than a handful of live oaks dropping acorns for their enjoyment. Should they
over indulge wipe out our acorn buffet there are dozens of oaks in the surrounding woods.
Do you feed the birds? What bird species visit your feeders?