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Free food for bird brains

A month ago I installed a finch feeder

and a hummingbird feeder. I have two cats, but I've seen hummingbirds feed from flowers on the front lawn where they could (theoretically) be caught by the cats. I think I've heard finches. Both feeders are high above the ground far from where the cats could climb. Yet I've never seen any bird feed from them. The hummingbird liquid is going down slightly, so it could be getting fed from or evaporating. The finch feeder is down a touch. My friend Chris told me it takes me a month for the finches to notice and feed. Why does it take the birds so long to notice and get free food? I hear birds are smart, but this sounds very dumb to me. Oh, well. At least now they're using it. I just wish I could see them feed.


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Jul. 30th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC)
Our finches only come in the spring - the rest of the year we're ignored. :) Dumb birds.
Jul. 30th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Weird. My friend Chris' finches come year round. In fact we saw them in her backyard a couple weeks ago. I guess it takes all kinds of bird brains.
Aug. 1st, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
I put one up, too. It's a big honkin' feeder. It took a few weeks for them to disover it, and now they drain it in about two weeks.

The shells from the seeds are a mess. Don't put it anywhere where you don't want little black seed shells everywhere underneath. I bet they make good mulch, though.
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