It seems past years' behavior by the Carolina Chickadees (and others) at the nectar feeder continues unabated. Some years ago the chickadees came to the idea that the hummingbird nectar feeder's ant moat was a nifty place to catch a drink. And they taught, by example, the others. Now I see more chickadees than hummers there! Quite a piece of entertaining behavior. And harmless. One just never knows if they caught the idea elsewhere and if it is spreading!
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!