I almost added a Flying Squirrel, but decided one plastic Flamingo was enough for a single post. The finches are the only birds I see that begin with an “f.” There are others, but they don’t drop by.
This summer, the Brown-Headed Cowbirds have taken over the feeder and as soon as it warms up a bit more, I’m going to take down the feeders for a couple of weeks in the hopes that they may move on before I put them back up. There’s more than enough to eat out back right now, so they will be okay. the cowbirds aren’t even afraid of us. They just sit there, like they own the joint. You pretty much have to push them off their perch to get them to move and even then, they just fly to a nearby tree, wait for you to leave, and come back. They have been emptying out the feeders — completely — between breakfast and lunch.