During the "Grackle Blackout" I have let the feeders empty themselves, although one suet feeder remained full. And that's because the birds didn't get the concept behind this suet feeder that is only accessible to birds which do not mind hanging upside down. Eventually, I figured, one of them would clue in and the feast would begin. And today I caught a quick shot of a wren doing exactly that. Around here, once one bird gets a good idea others follow. But this feeder will remain off limits to a cadre of birds. Grackles, for one. So perhaps the wrens will enjoy their success for a long time!
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!