Friday, January 30, 2009
Silence of winter broken
We are having alot of pine siskens this year coming to the feeder.I love to hear them twittering about.I think that is what I most dislike in the winter is the silence.No welcoming birds chirping.The occasionial song is heard now of the wren,the titmice are saying tee-hee-again once in a awhile ,so I am looking forward to longer daylight & more cheerful songs.
To head off the onset of empty feeders all the time,the kids & I gathered up pine cones & brought them inside to decorate for the birds.What a mess we had! I melted peanut butter-aren`t we all afraid of eating peanut butter now?-painted the pine cones with it,then rolled in thistle seed.We tied them on branches that took them a couple of days to find,but now they are enjoying the special treats.