Have not been posting for some time, I think my last post never showed up, I had reported the fledgling count for 2022 in that post.
Hope everyone had a great season with lots of new blues in the air. In total here there were 14 to my resident couple. The parents were still here last week, but so far this week I have only seen the male.
I find this hobby is getting very expensive, lard to make suet balls was over $10.00 a container and a 5# bag of mealworms was $43.00, this is not counting the cost for black oilers and suet cakes for all the other birds.
Hope all of you are having a wonderful Fall season and I wish all of you a Happy, Blessed and Safe Thanksgiving.
Hi, Connie – glad to hear from you – been pretty quiet. Yes, this hobby can get expensive – that is one reason I switch ( from live mealworms) to homemade peanut butter suet from October through March, in a cage feeder. Once the blues know there is no more worms they will begin to eat the suet, along with several winter other birds, such as juncos, white-crowned sparrows and of course, HOSP. We usually have another pole away from the cage feeder (which is on our deck railing) to accommodate other larger birds, such as cardinals, bluejays, etc. but have not been able to get it up yet.
Yes, Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to everyone.