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, the 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 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!


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