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.
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!