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Re: trains in the garden/birds

I keep a large empty pot under the feeder and the squirrels sit in it to eat
the spilled seed. 

on 12/28/2002 12:47 PM, Linda at lja@direcway.com wrote:

> Donna, get yourself one of the National Geographic field guide to birds--the
> id's will get easier.  Where I don't want a mess, I use sunflower chips,
> already shelled.
> Linda in Wyoming
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 9:57 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] trains in the garden/birds
>> Not that I ever seen in my yard.... might be some around here tho. Every
>> year more and more birds come to the feeders. Drive myself nuts trying
>> to figure out what they all are. Got some that just don't seem to fit
>> into the Peterson guide descriptions :( --I go thru way too much bird
>> seed in the winter here... and of course being in the northern
>> climate.... there are less types of birds now. Guessing they are
>> visiting Pam in the warmer areas.
>> And since we are on the subject of birds..... how do you all deal with
>> the mess under the bird feeders.... as in I got everything sprouting
>> there! Forever weeding something out. The main section of feeders are by
>> my side window. Tigger (the cat) loves to sit/lay in his hammock and
>> watch them. I no longer open that window up.... way to dangerous.. birds
>> on window sill and cat on other side of screen.. they are nose to beak--
>> Yipes!
>> Donna

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