[mou] bird and water feature bonanza
thomas at angelem.com
Sun Apr 22 11:49:44 EDT 2007
Holy Buckets! I put up this relatively simple water feature with a
cacaphonous fountain and churgling waterfall and Eureka! Birding
Bonanza! This might be coincidental or just the spring rush of
migrants but I do have one year of experience with my yard birds.
Within 48 hours of turning this water puppy on I have been inundated
with birds! Last year one RC Kinglet, three Chipping Sparrows, no
Song Sparrow, no YB Sapsucker, many robins, jays, juncos, etc. Now
with the water in a brief blink of time, I have an entire flock of RC
Kinglets, a plethora of Chippers, two paired Song Sparrow couples, a
bath of WT Sparrows, what appears to be platoons of organized robins
creating dominance orders for baths and drinks, Grackles and Rusty
Blackbirds following the robin organizational structure, etc...
Every moment is new and I have had to set up a second pair of house
binoculars at the kitchen window to monitor the water area. Me
thinks I should have set the water feature up behind my existing
feeders and bath - for Woe Is Me I am forced to have two separate
birdie-copias to ping-pong between over the course of my home office
days. Somebody pinch me I must be dreaming!
That would be two thumbs up for a water feature investment (in case I
am ever asked to vote)!
Spring Lake Park
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