Sometimes I Feel Like I'm Living In A Wildlife Habitat

| 12/1/2014 10:50:00 AM

Ginnie BakerThanksgiving 2014 is history and now it’s time to look forward to getting ready for Christmas. The weather wasn’t too bad on Thanksgiving; cold, windy but no ice and snow. The critters out here seemed to enjoy Thanksgiving. We gave them extra bird seed and suet to help keep them warm.

I feel like I’m living in a wildlife habitat …

We have 12 feeders of different kinds to keep the competition down but the birds and critters still seem to fight over everything. We also put out cracked corn for passing critters and peanuts which they all love.

I participate in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count every year so I like to make sure all the different species stay around for the count in the second week of December. I’ve participated for more years than I can remember and always have a high count of different species of birds. In years past, we’ve had snow cover that really brings them in for the count.

confused birds 

While I watch and count at home, others head out into the fields and woods to count. One of these years, I just might try that count for something different.