Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In the Feeder

It's cold out there. One day I was seeing robins bouncing around my flowerbeds and the next, snow piled up, covering those grubs, blocking my little workers from the meal I want them to find.

Then bam; the birds are flocking and soon gone. At least I have my little chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals, woodpeckers, goldfinches and house finches to keep me company through the long winter sleep.

I plan my feed carefully. Lots of nuts, and protein rich seeds. Put away the niger seed and corn, bring on the berries, peanuts, sunflower seeds and suet. I invited them in, fed them through the good times, and helped to raise their broods. We trust each other. It's a big obligation, and I not going to let them down.


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