Sunday, October 21, 2007

Be kind to your fine feathered friends

Second post of the day...

So the birds (finches, mostly) have been eating like crazy from our feeder and I've got the pictures to proove it:

This next picture was taken exactly one week later...

These birds are hungry!, originally uploaded by arwild01.

What's really interesting is that we were getting some unique weeds right under the feeder. I decided that what was actually happening is that some of the bird seed was being dropped by the birds onto the ground, and then those seeds are germinating.

So we decided that a strategically positioned bird bath under the feeder would catch most of the seeds. We went to Iron Plus here in Humble, which is a really neat shop. The birdbath wasn't exactly cheap, but its made out of some kind of stone with a petina on it. If you look closely at this photo of it you can see some remnatnts of seeds already in the bowl and this was taken just about an hour after getting it. So its already doing its job. Besides, it adds another interesting element to our landscaping.

New Bird Bath, originally uploaded by arwild01.

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