Except it’s not. It’s really, really hard on them. We’ve been below zero quite a few times. Also, the snow buries a lot of their regular food.
This time of year my bird feeder just doesn’t have enough slots to service all the customers.
So, I just lay a whole line of sunflower seeds out on the railing of my deck. Here are a few visitors.
That was nowhere as full as the railing gets. It just shows the ones brave (or hungry) enough to come back shortly after I showed up with my camera.
I get a lot of cardinals. Here’s one with a sparrow.
More on the railing. That third bird is a junco (I’m pretty sure).
I also have some bushes nearby. That provides them with a bit of cover. You can also see a female cardinal in there.
As you can see, it’s snowing.
I’ll finish with a couple of shots of one of the cardinals.
In this one, you can see that he just pick up one of the sunflower seeds and is ready to crack it.
It gets really crowded back there. I’m going through a 25 pound bag about every two weeks.