Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Snow makes birds crazy for the birdfeeder

Yesterday's snow brought hoards of hungry black birds to the bird feeder. This mixed group was made up of both grackles and starlings. There were many more than this picture indicates, perched on all of the trees and across the creek. I guess the snow made them a little crazy. rarely have I ever seen more than one bird at the feeder at a time and those were tiny birds. Yesterday had two grackles feeding and birds perched on top.

Even the dark-eyed juncos got into the act. They rarely go to the feeder, preferring to let one of their avian brethren from a different species peck and throw seed from the feeder to the ground where they forage. This time they had to do it themselves. Actually feeding at the feeder is an unusual behavior.

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