Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bird Feeders

Feeder stand in the native grasses landscape in front of Cowpie.
The Bird Crew has purchased a bird feeder set up and installed it in front of the Cowpie Cafe, so now you can enjoy lunch while the chickadees and titmice enjoy theirs! The crew went down to Wild Birds Unlimited in South Asheville to scope out some feeders and decided to buy this beautiful iron feeder stand and four feeders. We set it up a week ago and waited for the birds to find it. Once they did, I haven't seen it empty of birds since, even in the rain! We have seen at least six species on it so far: Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow, American Goldfinch, and Carolina Wren.

The set up.
Check it out while you walk past! The Bird Crew will keep it stocked with seed until it begins to warm up in the spring, then keep an eye out for a hummingbird feeder hanging there. Who doesn't love hummingbirds?

A Tufted Titmouse enjoying the sunflower seeds
As the semester draws to a close, this is also the last blog post of Fall 2011. Have a wonderful winter break. Check us out again beginning in January for more bird profiles and fun birdy news and information!

1 comment:

  1. It's a cute setup, but you're going to waste a lot of seed feeding squirrels and other baddies if you don't invest a little in a yankee flipper squirrel proof bird feeder!!!