A Tree for the Birds
Despite the fact that my feeders are full, bird activity has been a little slow lately. The squirrels and the mourning doves have been my only regular visitors. With snow in the forecast for this afternoon, I spent the morning setting up bird tree. It’s been a couple of years since I turned our Christmas tree into a feeder for the birds.
I propped up my discarded tree and tied it to a little sapling outside my living room window.
The ornaments are orange cups I filled with a mix of peanut butter and bird seed – barely just enough peanut butter to keep the seed from falling out of the cups and tied them to the tree. Then I collected the sunflower heads I snipped this fall and had dried in the laundry room and added them to the mix. To hang them I pushed a needle threaded with dental floss (Mint flavored – will that keep the squirrels away?) through the flower head.
The stage is set. Now I wait and watch from the cozy warmth of the living room, camera at the ready.
Let’s hope my little tree withstands the gale force winds predicted for tonight!
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