[Tweeters] first birds to ever visit my bird feeders at my house!
pdickins at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 09:00:29 PST 2017
A year ago, I moved into a condo unit that has a very small backyard. It
took about a week for birds to show up at my feeders. The exceptions were a
couple of Anna's Hummingbirds that came to the sugar water in a couple of
days. I think a few days is the norm for seed feeders, and for me the
first birds to arrive usually have been finches (mainly House Finches) and
On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 5:26 AM, Devorah the Ornithologist <
birdologist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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