Enjoying Symbiosis

20160708 Blue Jay

Today was a first … A blue jay decided to have a small sit-down feast in the leftovers of last year’s patio garden.

It is a memory that I will look to be trying to repeat.

QUESTION TO MY FOLLOWERS: I have a huge backyard wooden deck. (Probably 12’ x 30’) Is it OK to have a birdbath and seeds hanging on the inside edges so that I can watch a variety of birds have their morning breakfast as I have mine?

Written for The Daily Post: SymbiosisI have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows:  (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching. 


11 thoughts on “Enjoying Symbiosis

  1. Why would it not be okay? Do you have cats? There are ways to make feeders cat-proof. And squirrel-proof. I lived in a redwood forest with lots of all three. We put our bird feeders out on a pole that tipped with the weight of cats or squirrels but could bear the weight of birds. Need I admit that it was sort of fun watching the squirrels being tipped off???

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  2. Up here in northern Vermont (only a few miles from Canadian border) birdfeeders are especially DIScouraged, especially this time of year when bears are coming out of their hibernation. They’re particularly fond of the same seeds most people put out for finches, etc (black oiled sunflower seeds). It encourages dependency on the part of the bears, who can inadvertently do considerable collateral damage and possibly injure humans who surprise them while feeding. In fact, it’s illegal to intentionally feed bears, and citizens are advised by VT Fish & Wildlife to remove birdfeeders by April 1st for that reason.

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