At a feeder

The long-time feeder hanging in the Callery Pear tree above Sylvan Water lost its home when the tree was cut down this winter. The feeder was moved to a pine nearby. Here are highlights of some ten minutes watching of the rapid-fire action among half a dozen Tufted Titmouses, Three White-breasted Nuthatches, one Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a Black-capped Chickadee.

Why there are always foragers on the ground under a feeder…

3 Responses to “At a feeder”

  1. 1 nature969 February 24, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    I’m glad the birds benefit from the feeders. Nutrition must be tough to maintain sometimes.

  2. 2 Paul Lamb February 24, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    That could be the feeder at my Ozark cabin. Same birds. (Not sure on the variety of chickadees, though.)

  3. 3 Chuck McAlexander February 25, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    There are always birds on the ground under a feeder because they forage the dropped seed and spilled seed. Mourning doves, White-throated Sparrows, House Sparrows, Fox Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos and even the Tufted Titmice make sure very little is wasted. The only time I ever saw a raptor under a feeder is when he picked up lunch, a.k.a. one of the aforementioned species.

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