At first, I thought I wouldn’t see the birds when the weather was bad, rainy, windy, very cold … and then I realized that was exactly when I would see them. Birds are not indoor creatures. They expect the rain to fall on them. They don’t go home to their comfortably dry and heated houses.
That’s why we get so many mice in the fall. They like a warm, heated house too and ours seems to be the one in the neighborhood.
Today was the day of the chickadee. Which is the state bird for Massachusetts, so I suppose we must have a lot of them. I have dozens of them.
It’s Red-Bellied Nuthatches one day (doesn’t that sound like some kind of insult?) and Chickadees the next. And then, there are the lurking squirrels.
Actually, that’s not fair. They aren’t lurking. They just eat all the stuff the falls out of the feeders and some days are better than others. this wasn’t a good day. Half a dozen little black birds (Juncos?) were walking around yesterday. They thoroughly cleaned the deck.