Friday, May 10, 2013

Cool Perching

This past fall I installed a pair of trellises for some native vines I am propagating.  The trellises sit about two meters from the streetside feeder tree.  And they're very close to a River Birch.  As you might imagine, the trellises have been a huge hit for perching birds.  It seems to be a good place to retreat to when the feeders seem a bit too hot for comfort -- i.e. when predators or other things are a concern.  I suspect they'll be even more popular when they're encrusted with concealing vines.  I don't expect to see that sight until a year from now.  It won't matter to the birds: everything is cool now.

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