[Tweeters] first birds to ever visit my bird feeders at my house!

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 05:26:53 PST 2017


hi everyone,

I just had to share the good news: today, whilst i was writing, i saw a
pair of blue tits fly up to my bird feeders (which i first hung on sunday)
and pig out on peanut pieces. i was surprised to see them bypass the suet
balls for peanuts, but there you have it. i was also surprised these birds
discovered my feeders within a day of them being placed -- i thought i'd be
waiting for months -- but i am very excited.

within a minute or so of the blue tits' arrival, i then saw a house sparrow
poking around in the snow at uneaten seeds from my collection of birds
(mostly several types of millet). unlike the USA, where house sparrows are
invasive, house sparrows are native to much of europe, although their
numbers are declining -- in some places, they are declining at an alarming
rate.

i am curious to know: how long does it take your birds to find a new bird
feeder when you move in to a place that has no previous bird feeding? does
the time it takes birds to find these newly-hung bird feeders vary with
season? which species is generally the first to find a new bird feeder?

have a great day, and may all your birds be well-fed!

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