I’m not sure exactly why, but yesterday was a huge eating festival for the birds. Early in the day, it was all the little birds. Chickadees, Tufted Titmouses, Nuthatches, Downy Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, and European Sparrows. One bird would come, grab a seed, fly away and two more birds would show up just seconds later.
I refilled the flat feeder three times because we also had two red squirrels who each ate pretty much the entire contents of the feeder. In other words, each squirrel ate a full flat feeder of black sunflower and other seeds. These squirrel are small, but they sure are hungry!
As the day got towards late afternoon, the doves showed up. Owen counted them. At one point we had more than 20 of them in feeders and on the deck. All of them were eating the little white seeds the other birds don’t like, but which the doves love. They do a pretty good deck cleanup, too.