- Habemus papam (We have a Pope)
THE MYSTERY FEEDER CHRONICLES
Every Winter I put outside the same seeds, in the same feeder, and the same balls of food for the same birds: sparrows! Common, lame sparrows.
Seaguls have a nest on my roof, and there are some crows. That's it.
For mysterious reasons, but probably because I pruned my trees, and the space looks different (Open space + bushes to hide) , I attracted many different species this year.
And it's SO COOL!
I don't care about birds. I like them, but I'm not interested... Well I WAS not interested, until now, because the number of new species I was able to "collect" in my garden among the buidings is really impressive!
And I start understanding why some of you love birdwatching.
In 2019, I've already spotted a Greenfinch, a Chaffinch, a Robin, Blackbirds, Chiffchaff, and a HAWK! Yep! A little hawk (Kestrel). I saw it twice. A couple of days ago it was hunting the sparrows! Very impressive.
I thought it was the cat, so I opened the window and yelled "PSYCHO! WTF".
The hawk flew away.
I was so unprepared! :)
Today, I spotted this Bluetit, and FINALLY, I can say I have a BLUE BIRD too! :)
Bluetits find a boyfriend in February, and they build a nest. They will use the same nest every year, and I hope they decide to stay here. (Same nest, not same boyfriend, smart girl!) :)