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RE: fat birdies


Oh I fill mine every day too when I get home from work. They seem to
know when I get home, because they are all perched in the trees -
hundreds of them staring at the feeder. The minute I get out of the back
yard and lock the gate behind me, they descend and start pigging out.
it's hilarious. I fill Pat's feeder across the street too, because she
usually doesn't get home until after dark. Glad they're all plumped up -
it was 19 degrees here this am (normals are 34 low - 54 high). I'd
better bring my lemon verbena in tonight, this is about as cold as it
can stand. brrrrrr....

stay warm everyone.

Pam

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 23 Jan 2003 01:35:44 -0500 (EST)

>We keep our little bird friends going by feeding them alot! Our birds
>pretty much empty each feeder in one day's time...but once you start
>feeding them in the winter it really isn't fair for that season to not
>keep the feeders filled every day for the whole winter...they need a
>dependable source of food (and like you've said, the seed headed plants
>are pretty much stripped bare by now). Also, my husband and I make sure
>to have lots and lots of brush piles available for shelter. And making
>sure they have a source of fresh, unfrozen water is pretty
>important,too...It is expected to get down to 12 below zero here
>tonight, with wind chills taking that down to between 25-35
>below...brrrr...
>
>
>
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
>
> --- On Wed 01/22, Pamela J. Evans < gardenqueen@gbronline.com > wrote:
>From: Pamela J. Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gbronline.com]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:51:14 -0600
>Subject: [CHAT] fat birdies
>
>On a different note (ha) I just thought I'd share a bird feeding
>observation. I've always fed the regular wild bird seed mixed half and
>half w/ black oil sunflower seeds, and the birdies have thrived on this
>for years. This year, I added a thistle/niger seed feeder for the
>finches (most of the purple coneflower heads are picked clean by now)
>and have started using that no-waste bird seed (from Gardens Alive). Not
>cheap, but holy cow are the birdies LOVING it. One of my robins is so
>fat, he can barely hop. He's too cute. And all my cardinals are fatter
>than ever. Sometimes I mix the high dollar food w/ the regular bird seed
>too (when I'm waiting for a delivery) but it's OK w/ the birdies. Quite
>cold here and getting colder by the minute. Sugar is at my feet and only
>stayed out about 90 seconds when I let her out on her tether today. My
>mourning doves are just waddling. That makes me happy because I know
>they will weather the cold snap (20 degrees below normal for the next
>three days). And I have shelters for the doves and ground hugging birds
>built back under he tree line, short limbs laid out in a box pattern
>full of fluffy leaves. Very sheltered and secure.
>
>How do y'all up North keep your biries going in such abominable cold??  Just curious.....
>
>Pam
>
>--
>Pam Evans
>Kemp TX/zone 8A
>
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