It is blistering hot in the July sun. The world seems to heating up too! But it does that every summer. Must be climate change (chuckle). Not a whole lot of activity on the Broward so I decided to put up a few bird feeders and capture Shirley Birds in the act. A “Shirley Bird” is a scientific term for birds found in the front yard instead of the back yard on the Broward.
Bird feeders are not cheap I discovered, neither is the food found at the upscale bird feeder store. The Editor insisted that I add a few extra ornamentations to the feeder pole to make it more attractive to the birds. I think we succeeded. Until my new Redbud tree grows and produces flowered branches these fake ones will do for now. Don’t tell the birds about the fake branches though, enough fake news going around.
A pair of Northern Cardinals is busy raising young in one of the nearby trees and frequents the feeder now. Got lucky one morning and captured a nice photo. The House Finches have more or less claimed the new bird feeder and make frequent stops there each morning. They can empty that feeder in less than a week. I think they should be named House "Pig" Finches.
I hope you enjoy these glimpses of summer found at the feeders. It is a new challenge to me and I hope the results are making you smile. The local squirrels are also benefiting from the seed spillage but that is another story. Blessings.