Each October all of a sudden I will look outside and see that the Juncos have returned for the winter. They cover the grass in search for whatever it is that they eat and I know they will be around all winter eating something off the top of the snow. It’s just another part of the changing seasons here in the northeast, but this year I am wondering if my cats will be catching any of them. I hope not, but Richie and Fontana were not living here at this time last year, and they are typical hunters – Richie especially – so I guess we’ll see.
I’ve kept sunflower seeds in my Heritage bird feeder (it’s my favorite feeder) all summer to attract birds to the yard in hopes that they will eat the bugs that can get annoying. I haven’t had any bear problems yet and hope I won’t. I really don’t want to lose my feeder, but this is the time of year that the bears fill up for the winter hibernation and my feeder is already dented from a previous attack a couple of years ago.
- Make Your Own Suet For Winter Bird Feeding (newenglandsnarrowroad.wordpress.com)