This is the May feeder list. The sparrows stay, but the Pine siskin nests further north.
Sadly, the cats do grab some birds, but very few, considering my bird counts. Three cats, three birds in 2016, so far. They are quick, and the cats cannot fly. The new fledglings are the ones most at-risk, once they mature the cats capture very few, despite the numbers who read on Social Media. I've seen a Blue jay eat a chickadee, back when I was student teaching at MacSkimming Natural Science school and trapping and banding birds. My granddaughter, Josie, had a field trip there Monday, May 2nd!
Birds at the feeder in May
|22 birds here!|
|Rose-breasted just appeared yesterday!|
Local birdsThese are the birds in the area, up above, or in our forest. The Pileated I list here, but on cold, long winters they'll go to the feeders! Once I snapped a Hairy woodpecker at the hummingbird feeder! It looks a bit odd, and they are comical since they are so much oversized.