The past week at the suet feeder has seen some truly odd visits. We had, of course, as reported earlier, the young Hairy Woodpecker. And its parent. But I am also seeing a surge of Robins and Cardinals -- a departure from pattern. And there are House Finches (!) and now, a Chipping Sparrow. These characters usually avoid feeders and work the areas under them, if they come out of the brush at all. There are multiple photos so the bird must be very interested in suet cakes. I don't get it. Heck, I don't get birds. They can do the oddest darn things at the oddest darn times. A lesson to all of us: keep watching. The surprising and unexpected just might happen!
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!