For a couple of years now I have engaged in periodic purge cycles where I let the feeders run out over the course of two weeks or so. This has the happy effort of discouraging marginal pests like Red Winged Blackbirds without really impacting the knowledgeable regulars, such as cardinals. I think it is high time for me to perform such a break. I may load the feeders once more to get past our latest bout of unpleasant weather and as we nudge into a nice springlike period, close the bins. I will be interested to see if my remedy continues to perform as usual. I'm tired of blackbirds!
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!