Mudcat Café message #2532620 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117366   Message #2532620
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
06-Jan-09 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Joybell, you are such a tease! All of your summery exotic birds on this list!

I had a garden outside my kitchen window so I didn't put up the bird feeder for a while (it was up there last year)--I didn't want the feeder seeds in the veggie bed, and frankly, the eggplants were too big to put the feeder in it's usual position. Now the frost has come and the feeder is up because I've cut back the eggplant to the roots (I don't know if they will come back in the spring--this is an experiment).

I have a lot of doves and sparrows, but today I had a black-capped chickadee. Only one, and kind of a loner, but a conspicuous vistor to my feeder (outside the kitchen window, about 8 feet from the house, sitting right beside the driveway pavement). I scattered some seed on the ground to aid in the "discovery" phase and it was quite a gathering.