Today I hung a birdseed bell that I received from my parents for Christmas and had a blast observing the results. It was a huge hit with one of our resident Carolina Wrens, which had established a territory in our yard this summer. This bird fought off the Tufted Titmouse and Chickadee for the top spot and returned frequently for refills.
As I crept out with my camera, the bird gave me the evil eye, too. But I did manage to get relatively close before it flew off to watch me from a distant tree and wait for another opportunity.
This winter we filled the yard with a variety of bird feeders, seed and suet, and it’s been great fun to watch the variety of birds (and squirrels) who visit each day.