Hours of Enjoyment
One thing that was much missed by my feline friends when living in Maine was watching the birds. In all of our previous homes in Pennsylvania we had managed to attract birds to our feeders, providing stimulation and entertainment for Pebbles and Bam Bam.
For whatever reason, we were unsuccessful in attracting birds to our home in Maine despite my best efforts. So I was hopeful that our current winter location, next to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would proved more successful.
It wasn’t until mid December that (apparently), the native food sources began to disappear and birds began appearing at our feeders. Now we have a lovely variety of birds – Woodpeckers (for the suet), Chickadees, Juncos, Nuthatches, Tufted Titmouse, Blue Jays, Purple Finches, plus the normal assortment of sparrows and wrens. I was excited to see several red-winged Blackbirds, but unfortunately they brought with them a small flock of more common blackbirds and starlings who are eating me out of house and home. Hopefully, they will be moving on in a week or two to greener pastures.
Needless to say, Pebbles and Bam Bam are enjoying the scenery immensely, and take turns using the prime viewing spot pictured below.