Wednesday, I hung the birdfeeder back up in a protected corner of the house near my breakfast table. We had dismantled it last summer due to squirrels, and I held off filling it until this week's weather got really cold. After a day of no activity, the first titmouse arrived on Thursday morning. It happily pecked away at the safflower seeds with no competition. Within 24 hours, the nuthatches, chickadees and finches have also visited and eaten more than their share of seeds. Of course, our resident squirrel who my youngest son calls "Chico", has also made a visit to the feeder. The feeder is now back in business!
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