OK,ok..you can officially call me 'obsessed' - the 2 feeders in the tree have actually turned into.. not 3 ..or even 4 ..but 5!
I have every possible food (but not Nyjer seeds as I can't work out what to put them in as they are so fine) peanuts, a fat ball and 2 different wild bird mixes: and yes, the sparrows are still feeding. The odd thing though is that they won't go on any of the new feeders preferring the one on the far left that has a tray for them to sit on.
I had to smile yesterday when I arrived home after school - our neighbour's children were playing outside and I hadn't even got out of the car when 3 little excited faces were pressed up against the car window shouting,
"Jane,Jane, guess what? There have been birds on the feeders! I saw them this morning."
There certainly had as I am having to refill (the one) most days. I even had another sort of feathery visitor.
Poor thing had such a hard time balancing on the flimsy, tiny branches. They were buckling under his weight!
I have even bought myself a proper lidded container for storing the bird food.
Yes, I've got it bad - particularly when ringing home during the day and before I end the conversation with whoever is home, I ask if there are any birds on our feeders! Yeah really! And I'm thinking I might go to the local bird hide this weekend (situated in some woods) to get a proper 'bird fix'. Yes, I can see a bird theme beginning to happen inside and out.