Thursday, July 28, 2011

Very Busy in Our Yards

.Our yards are so busy with birds this summer that our normal feeders (four with seed and two with suet) can't keep up with the demand. So we have started putting peanuts along one of the horizontal beams on our fence.

The peanuts are particularly popular with our Blue Jays. Adults fly in  for them regularly and, as you can see from the photos below, juveniles like them, too.

The peanuts also attract our several families of Northern Cardinals.

All the action around the peanuts has inevitably attracted the attention of our resident Carolina Chickadees. Until now, though, we haven't seen the Chickadees actually take any of the peanuts.

Perhaps whole peanuts are just too big for Chickadees to deal with. So I've now started spreading some peanut chips along the fence and I'll watch to see how the Chickadees react to these.

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