An apology and then a post…

Wow! How summer flies (really no pun intended), and it has really been going by quickly. The store has been very busy the past 5 weeks or so, and it has been impossible to put in a post lately. So here goes.

After a long break where we had taken our seed feeders down due to the visits of a very persistent black bear, we just started puttiing out feeders for the day and have narrowed it down to some seed on our platform feeder and a full finch feeder.

It is nice to have the birds back, especially the American goldfinches - the males decked out in their summer gold and the females just starting to return after fledging the babies. Their song has been nice to hear.

Had a mixed seed tube feeder up for a few days, but with no baffle on the pole the chipmuncks were having a field day. However it was interesting to watch our neighborhood male cardinal try and get the seed out of this feeder. We’ve told people for so long that they really don’t like using perches on the tube feeders, and this one particular male certainly TRIED to make an exception. He practically hung  upside-down on the perches to get seed out, but he did it.  Very interesting to watch.

I have also seen a hairy woodpecker trying to figure out the finch feeder along with a bunch of chipping sparrows, including a lot of juveniles. Also a bunch of baby chickadees have been showing up too.

Can’t wait to get everything back up again.

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