A DAY ON THE ‘DECK OF BIRDS’

Backyard Dispatches

Now that the weather has turned warmer, I was able to sit outside and spend a day observing the different bird behaviors and activity at the feeders. As nice as it was, pollen was raining down turning my note paper yellow.

The day starts very early with the Robin singing his wake up call at 4:50 am. It is better than an alarm clock I suppose. The Robins song is followed by the Cardinals’ who perch on top of pine trees providing a surround sound effect. Activity on the ‘Deck of Birds’ begins between 6:30 and 7:00 and continues all morning. Time to clean the birdbaths and refill with fresh water.

Oriole feeders need to be filled every morning with grape jelly. It appears to be the breakfast of champions as they chatter at each other sometimes knocking each other off the feeders… there are three grape jelly feeders, but…

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