I'm sure many are tired of the birds but it's winter !
And observing them is a rewarding winter passion of mine..
You may remember plan #1 (plastic sheet on the inside)is not effective.
Suet and bird seed was gone after we returned home.
Ok...Plan #2 NO they're not flying saucers !
What is it, you ask? Well, let me tell you.
We went to home depot and found this plastic lid for a pale or bucket.
Cost for lid was 1.98, screw,nut and washer cost 3.00.
Double baffle for squirrels and irritation/difficulty for starlings.
Almost all of the starlings kept falling off after getting a couple brief bites.
This one lasted about 15 seconds.
I realize they will learn after awhile but if I can at least slow them down...
So glad to see this female Downy Woodpecker.
Then here came her mate.
This guy has no problems hanging upside down which is what feeder is intended for.
This feeder may be the final solution especially for home made suet
which falls apart easily compared to the hard store-bought stuff.
Even the woodpecker was on this cage today.
Kept looking at this one...knew I'd seen him before this year but didn't hang around for long. Today he was chasing off the starlings !! I like him :)
Poor dove...frozen water.
At least it comes out easily to be replaced with warm tap water.
High temps of only about 20F are forecast for next couple of days. Brrrr.