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My newest toy

May 8th, 2016 at 05:09 am

I've had gazillions of bird feeders over the years, but this is the first time I've tried a window feeder with suction cups.

I was a little skeptical at first about how well those suction cups would stay adhered to the window, but they actually seem quite sturdy. Sturdy enough for a cardinal to perch on, in addition to the house finch shown here and some black capped chicadees.

I think the birds are still a bit wary, possibly because Luther may have lunged at them more than once. If I see a bird come to the feeder, I'll turn off the indoor lights so it's lighter outside than it is indoors, and thus harder for the birds to see me.

I've been a bird watcher for about 20 years, ever since an old boyfriend turned me on to it.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I am hoping this day won't be too difficult. We just had another passing rain shower but it's supposed to be sunny by mid-afternoon. Before the sun comes out I plan to head outdoors to an area Audubon sanctuary for a solo hike. I've only been there a few times, probably because, at least in the past, they requested you "schedule" your visit so they could be sure there was no overcrowding at the sanctuary! It's a pretty big place; in fact, the last time I hike there with a date, we got lost, and it was a very long walk back. But having to schedule it just seems like a real nuisance. I'm just going over there today; it's doubtful many people will be on the trails with the dark and rainy weather we've been having and it being Mother's Day.

I sold another $20 worth of Amsonia Blue Stem and some Jacob's Ladder yesterday. I would say selling perennials on Facebook tag sale sites, especially this time of year, is extremely easy, easier than selling most anything else.

4 Responses to “My newest toy”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is a neat 'toy'!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's a cool toy! DH and I are planning on getting a couple of birdhouses - here did you get this?

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    FT, I got the window bird feeder at Amazon. You can go on Amazon and search for: Large Window Bird Feeder - Clear, Removable Tray, Drain Holes & Beautiful Packaging. Enjoy Wild Birds Up Close From Inside Your House. Best Gift For Bird Lovers, Kids & Pets. 3 Heavy Duty Suction Cups

    I also really like another bird feeder I got: it's called:

    Droll Yankee DCF Dorothys Cardinal Feeder

    Both are great!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks! I'll look them up.

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