It does not take a long time to feed birds in the Piedmont before realizing that the predominant bird at our seed feeders is what I affectionately call the "Hollywood Finch": House Finch, that is. And these jokers stick to feeders like glue. Even when I've shut them down for weeks at a time, the Hollywoods show up within an hour. Despite the gluttony they provide a distinct calming feeling for me. I can take my usual "bird spot" and watch their doings - with chirpings and squabbles - for a long time. This summer has been no exception. There are plenty of finches. Hungry, amusing, and likely to be around for awhile. Thank heaven for small blessings!
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!