Remember last week, when I showed you the super-cool finch feeder we put out? (You can get them on Amazon for those interested....)
Well, as we were watching or finches fight for spots on the feeder, playing Fincho!, we said to ourselves... "What could be better than a 24 finch feeder?"
And the natural answer to that question is this:
A 121 finch feeder! The Mr designed and built this feeder that we like to call the Finch Organ (because it kind of looks like an organ....) so that we can watch 121 finches feed at one time!
Is that not the coolest thing ever?
We haven't had 121 finches yet, but we've had over 35. The "word" will get out in finchland, and soon we'll be playing MegaFincho!
They are cute, aren't they?
We found one side effect of a large feeder. A large amount of food on the ground.
Which leads to a second side effect. Mourning doves. Apparently they like the finch food too.
So does this California Towhee.
The hummingbird doesn't, but I liked him just the same.
And now that we've invited all of these birds into our yard, I am left with one question. Beaks or teeth?
The few tomatoes we have are suddenly being eaten. I can't tell if this comes from birds or rats or a different animal. Any ideas?
We're watching and waiting for our tomatoes to start really growing. Check back next week to see how they are doing. In the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.