In my second post, which hasn't been too long ago, (12/04/08), you can see a picture of the Seed Wreath that I hung for my birds - the photo will give you an idea of how big it was.
In the post entitled, "HELP!" you will see what happened to the Seed Wreath - that was a sad day - but I came up with a solution in the post, "New Visitors in the Morning".
The whole idea of the wreath didn't seem to impress the birds until I had that incredible 'fly-in' on Christmas morning! Since the 25th, its been noticeably disappearing everyday!
Sometimes, I've counted as many as 36 birds at the feeders - and of course, you know there are more, because they keep flying in and out and you can never get them all in one place at one time and what I've noticed, and thoroughly enjoyed, is that they seem to be very comfortable in the wire basket. They will sit there and eat and eat and eat - sometimes a half dozen or more birds for longer periods of time, compared to the feeders.
Well, today, I went out and took a photo of the Seed Wreath - IN ONE WEEK they just about cleaned it up! ! ! WOW!
Instead of replacing the wreath, I'm thinking about putting a tray in the basket and filling it with seed (the wreath was $14.00 - gone in one week!) and see if they behave the same way - staying longer.
Anyway, this is all part of the stuff I don't want to forget, so I just had to post the final act of
"The Disappearing Wreath" - - -
BIRDING AT AZHEEKODE
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