Some folks throw out some seed, hopefully, only in situations like this. And they wonder why the birds don't show up. For me, it took a minute or two between casting some sunflower seed on the scratch ground and seeing a dozen or more ground feeders attack the goodies. Birds need time to become aware of and mentally category resources. And it is places like mine where food is dependably present that they turn to first when the weather tanks. Today, our birds were rewarded with the expected food, cover and water and I'll flatter myself hoping I gave them a little edge in surviving a tough day in the Piedmont. And there will more tomorrow. They can depend upon it!
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!