Today as I look out, with rain speckled windows, the weather is gloomy, and I have had a few winter birds at my feeder. It is Black Friday, and for many this means running from store to store trying to find a “bargain”. Is it really a bargain? I did venture out to Shopko in Memphis, and it was a pleasant experience. Can it be that the first of December is just around the proverbial corner?
I could not wait to put up my fall decorations, and now all of a sudden they even look drab, and the orange lights on my fence have lost their fiery glow. My refrigerator is full of leftovers at least enough for another meal with some company. We had 12 here and we all enjoyed setting around the table visiting and talking over our last year’s events, etc. I know that the food pantries across the areas were busy passing out baskets to help with a bountiful Thanksgiving meal. I hope they were all put to good use.
I have spotted, Red-bellied woodpecker, Downy, (who tried to fly into my house at least 10 times one day), Gold finches, snow birds, Chickadees and more. I just did purchase a new bag of black oil sunflower seed. I immediately placed it in tins for winter use, and keep it in a cool, dry place. Once last summer, I opened one of my tins one day, and out flew dozens of moths. Somehow, I would imagine they were already infested. I put the anti-moisture packs in mine as well to keep it dried out.
I think next week we will have some snow, so you will start seeing a lot more activity at the feeders. Keep watching, and until next time, good birdwatching.