|female & male house finches|
|junco also called a snow bird|
|black capped chickadee and a junco|
|black capped chickadee|
|chickadee splitting open it's sunflower seed|
Now there is a routine of birds visiting mom has noticed. They come each morning and late afternoon. All these in the pictures above were there on my last day of visiting and a few others I missed photographing. We bought some smaller seed mix to help attract a few more varieties of birds besides those that like the sunflower seeds. I was sorry I didn't capture a photo of the Downy Woodpecker nor the Red Cardinal but time ran out and the squirrels did hang on one side of the contraption trying to figure out how to get some seeds out which cut down our viewing time. In any case I am very happy there is a bird feeder at home again. We are talking about adding one in the back yard which can be viewed from the dinning room and maybe one in my own window on a tree branch far from my second story window. I would love to have it but I haven't figured out how to hang it and refill it five feet and two stories away from my window sill. Maybe a specially bent coat hanger 'hook' attached to the big branch and a long pole to lift the feeder in and out for refills would do the trick?