|The Birds will visit in the Summer too
Some people advocate taking in the bird
feeders in the summer
The theory is that there is no need to put out feeders because there is plenty of natural
food available. But I keep my bird-feeder-restaurant open all year long. Maybe
this is pretty selfish of me. Bird watching is one of the pure joys of being in the
|All summer, in Colorado, the birds - mostly
House Finches - sit in the aspen branches and sing. They seem to take turns at the
feeders. I see them most often early in the morning. They reappear again in the
afternoon. Here in Lubbock, The feeders attract House Finches, Sparrows & Grackles.
|I leave bits of leftover yarn on
the tree limbs in early spring. They snatch them and incorporate the strands in their
nests. In Colorado I could look up in the trees and see bits of yarn. I don't see many nest in Lubbock, but the yarn disappears.
|I have an old Pyrex pie plate
hanging for the birds water supply. In Colorado I rigged up a dripper from my drip irrigation
system so every time I water, fresh water is added to the plate. In Lubbock I fill the bird bath by hand every couple of days.
|I keep the bird feeder full all
winter and put out Jan's Birdie treat of peanut butter, bread, raisins and bird seed.
The birds really appreciate that. Yep, here in Lubbock too.
|Info regarding Birding in Lubbock