Friday, December 18, 2009
hunting for the perfect tree
Birdfeeded is finally back up. We discovered that a few house finches had conjunctivitis so to keep the other birds from catching it ... we took our feeders in for a week and bleached them out. Actually we also got a nice new feeder. It has been a slow start but we have now seen some juncos (yay, we didn't lose them!), cardinals, downy woodpecker, chickadees, and titmice. I have noticed a merlin around our house and even swooping though our yard recently so that may have more to do with our slow feeder than the fact that it was in for a while. We used to have about 12 mourning doves in our maple tree each afternoon and I think I have seen one recently. Merlin meals?