chapter 2 bird stories.
here you see the house finches with their very own feeder. and they seem to know it's theirs because they're perched on it. eating. and eating, and eating, and eating. on THEIR feeder. pay attention to the theme here of ownership. it will surface again later.
although 1 or 2 are trying to strong arm the goldfinches, for the most part this arrangement is working out as I planned. better actually, since i moved the feeders to the hill instead of on my patio. no more doo doo or birdseed to clean every day.
chapter 3 the oriole feeder.
the shiny new oriole feeder arrived. i filled it with nectar and grape jelly then went out back to wait for the show to start. i even made popcorn. i waited, and waited, and waited.
soon a smart hummingbird figured out how to use it to his advantage.
the orioles use it only for a landing pad.
but wait! there's one now! ready to try new things! ready to drop into grape jelly nirvana!
there are now 3 or 4 orioles hanging around. 1 or more of them are super bright yellow/orange with black masks and tail feathers. along with these lighter yellow orioles i think they are the male and female version of the hooded orioles. at least that's what my backyard birds of los angeles book leads me to believe.
i have put away the hummingbird feeder to try and encourage the orioles to use their feeder. because the hummingbird feeder doesn't hold grape jelly! and because they aren't hummingbirds!
i'll let you know how that goes.
chapter 4 the hanging birdbath slash waterer
i got this because the little goldfinches couldn't figure out how to land on the cascading rock fountain. except now they can. they are experts at drinking from the cascading rock fountain. old pros. you should see them.
so the birds ignore it. except it was totally emptied the other night and i saw muddy paw prints going up the pergola post.
or something else?
i don't want to talk about it.
wyatt hates this video, but i love it! maybe i need to make a feeding trough like this. hmmmmm….