For yet another year our smaller Passerines have exhibited hilarious behavior at the various nectar feeders. That is, titmice and chickadees, especially, cling to the hanger post, invert themselves, and drink from the ant moat. Just as if they have their own private water hole. They do seem to prefer this to the bird bath and picked it up promptly with the return of the nectar feeders in April. I wonder how far this behavior has spread. When it started here a few years ago it seemed every bird adopted the stance! So we have some proof there are very clever birds out there, and they can learn new behaviors.
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!