Do you remember when you were younger how there was always one house in the neighborhood that was full of bird feeders, bird baths and an old bent couple who fed them? I remember thinking, "Whew, I hope I never end up like those crazy bird people!" Well guess what...I did! Except now I don't think it's so crazy. I LOVE my little feathered friends that come and visit me.
(This is a double sock thistle feeder that works great! I've counted up to 19 birds on it all at
once. These are males & females of the American Yellow finch and the Lesser Yellow finch)
Last Date Day, we stopped by a little store in Boerne (the one with the wallaby) and bought several bags of bird food and a couple of new bird feeders. Keep in mind that we already had four or five feeders out, but of course we love birds and needed more.
We also did a little antiquing and bought the top of an old cement water fountain. It's a cute cherub holding up a bowl. It will be perfect for holding peanuts. The hole in the center (where the water would come up through) is perfect for drainage so that if it rains, the peanuts won't flow away, but the water will.
These are the two new feeders. The birds love the tall one, but don't see too interested in the dome. I need to find something much more yummy to bribe them with.
As soon as we had everything hung up and went inside, this beautiful cardinal came down to see if we had dropped anything on the way in. Isn't he so handsome?
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