Last winter as the snow flew an idea came to me. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bird feeder? We could fatten up the cute birdies who inhabit our neighborhood… and give me another target for photography.
OK–I’m not a saint.
We’ve been through the bird feeder fantasy before. I say fantasy because it always ends up being a squirrel feeder.
Squirrels are pretty amazing when it comes to stealing bird food. They could easily perform in Cirque Du Soleil. Maybe they already do?
An argument might even be made they’re not governed by the laws of gravity!
I looked for something squirrel resistant and ended up with a sock. While I was doing research I thought I read about squirrels not liking sock feeders. Now, sock in hand, that claim seems missing.
The sock sits seven feet off the ground hanging on a rope draped over a branch in our back yard. It’s been there since Monday. Not one bird has approached it. None! Seriously, as far as wildlife is concerned my suet filled sock is invisible! Even the squirrels haven’t been tempted.
Is there a Craigslist sub-board for hungry birds? Maybe I need to get listed on some bird oriented iPhone app?
“Maybe they haven’t found it yet,” offered Helaine.
“But it’s got a picture of a bird on it,” I said.
With this in mind I’m asking you the readers of my blog to get the word out. If you see any hungry birds please let the know the suet’s on me.