Monday, October 21, 2013

Things Are Hopping

The air is crisp this morning, and the grass crunches underfoot from this morning's thin coating of frost.  The bird feeders are swamped with hungry little birdies this morning, winging in and out so quickly we could really use some air traffic control help in our front yard.

Fall has arrived with a vengeance in terms of temperature, and the winter's fattening has begun in earnest.

It is clear that I am going to need more birdseed. 

Earlier in the year, I got a couple of smaller mesh tube feeders for sunflower seeds, thinking it would be a nice way to pretend to block the squirrels (or at least give me the illusion of doing so), while giving the local nuthatches, finches, chickadees and woodpeckers a good, clinging surface.  Both little feeders have been wildly popular since they were hung up, and both are absolutely swamped this morning.

It's a good day to be inside in the warmth of our newly turned on heater, holding a steaming cuppa coffee and watching the birdies as they flit and squabble and peck at the seeds in abundance.  One of those mornings where I'm just so grateful.

I love fall.

(Photo via kevinmcc.)

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