I put up a bird feeder in my backyard recently. It is hanging from one
of the branches of a live oak tree. This is the first time I have ever had
a bird feeder, so of course I have been anxious to have visitors.
I searched articles about how to attract birds to a new feeder and
learned that it takes some time for the birds to discover it and that
I could help them by spreading some seed on the ground below.
So I did just that. At first not even the squirrels noticed the feeder,
but they did eat the seeds on the ground. Then on Sunday, a
squirrel ventured out on the limb and down the chain and
hung upside down while eating the seeds. I wasn't mad
because squirrels need to eat too, and frankly the way that
little guy contorted himself to get the seed was just so darn cute
that I had a good laugh.
Then yesterday, Mr Titmouse decided to call. It had been raining all
morning. It was a big rain storm with very dark skies and a torrential
downpour so typical of the Texas Gulf Coast. Suddenly the skies
began to clear and the birds and squirrels ventured out of their nests.
I let Bentley outside and while I was watching him explore his
domain, I saw Mr Titmouse fly from the porch roof to the feeder.
He was checking it out! He discovered the seeds and would take
one and fly back to the roof and eat. After several trips like this,
he was so sweet to pose for me. Thank you for holding still for
a couple of pics. I hope that you enjoyed your lunch. Come back
and see us again!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley