by: Jean Woods
Wow, itâ€™s gotten cold around here in a hurry. Maybe the grosbeaks had it right. The whole flock left about a month early. All of a sudden the wooden bird feeders still have food in them by the time the sun goes down and there are no bright yellow clowns in my garden fountain, I am so sad. I miss their silliness. For some reason, they left behind one single pair of fledglings born this year. I have no idea why. They looked lonely sitting on one of the ornamental bird feeders. They stayed for an extra 2 weeks but now they are gone too.So now that everyone is gone I have clean up the yard. Itâ€™s time to put away the decorative bird feeders, well, except two for the winter birds. They get cranky if the seed runs out. I keep the 2 sturdiest wooden bird feeders full for them. If I can I take them down I will put a fresh seal of non-toxic wood sealer. But as always I will have to replace a few bird feeders if only because I want a new look or a different ornamental bird feeder. The garden bird fountains need to be scrubbed and put away for the winter as well. I have one birdbath fountain that I keep heated for those cold winter days to come, the birdies love that warm water, but we donâ€™t need it yet.
Right now all the residents are feasting on Mother Naturesâ€™ bounty so my seed budget has dropped way down. However, after last weekâ€™s cold snap I will have to be on the lookout for the bears until it gets cold enough for them to nap. Rumor has it we have a momma with triplets but that is very rare. We have at least one little bear breaking into houses for goodies in the neighborhood.
I am looking for the perfect winter bird feeder. I find that I may just have to design my own. I have found many great feeders at Birdbathplus.com but this one continues to elude me. When I find it, or design it, I will make sure that you can get one too.
About The Author
After working for over 20 years in an office, I know what good customer service means. I pride myself in providing the best customer service to all my customers. So now I go by my rules and work at home selling what our feathered friends need; shelter and a place to eat. http://www.birdbathplus.com.