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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bird Day Reflections

Yesterday, May 4th, was a National Holiday in the USA. It's a holiday known as Bird Day.  However, while Bird Day is officially recognized on May 4th, it is an occasion I celebrate every day, as I truly appreciate the avian community. However, yesterday, I did spend part of the official Bird Day with Juan V, who was here to work with me in my rooftop urban (NYC) garden, where I'm working out the details re the placement of bird feeders.
I've added numbers to Juan's image (posted above) to illustrate what I am trying to do. Numbers one and two indicate brackets where I intend to hang bird feeders. The feeders that I have are too long to place on the brackets, so I will be having a handyman adjust the height of those particular brackets.

Meanwhile, numbers three and four indicate the placement of feeders that seem to fit well in their location. A bluejay can be seen checking out my wreath-style whole peanut feeder (in the image below, a wreath shaped feeder is indicated by the number three in the aerial view atop this entry).

And a lone mourning dove can be seen observing a lone house finch can be seen dining from a feeder in the image below, which is indicated by the number four in the image of an aerial view of my garden.

The manufacturer of the "house-style feeder" seen in the image above calls it a squirrel buster feeder I call it The Monopoly Bird Feeder because it looks like the little plastic houses that are associated with that board game.

A number of bird types have availed themselves of nourishment from both of the aforementioned feeders. Bird feeders and the eating habits of birds are one of many topics discussed in Cam's book, Words In Our Beak Volume One.

It's a great read for folks, who like yours truly, believe every day is Bird Day!

ADENMENDUM: The digital versions of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but a hardcover version of Volume One can be found wherever books are sold.

Moreover, Volume Two of the book series is now available! Both volumes one and two are in hardcover format (as seen below) and can be purchased any place where books are sold.

Here's the purchase info for the hardcover versions of the Words In Our Beak book series:

Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529:
Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:
book culture On Columbus:

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:

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