Two male cardinals spent a brief moment arguing over which of them was going to sit on the branch – just as I was taking pictures of various birds at the feeder. It reminds me of two kids fighting over a favorite toy.
Home is where I sit with my tea and my husband with his coffee and enjoy the wildlife that visit regularly! Every morning, my husband and I begin our day in the sun room – renamed the birdwatching room. It is our quiet time together before the day gets crazy and we each race off to our own worlds and responsibilities.
At different times of the year, different birds arrive for breakfast first. In the summer, the hummers and tufted titmice are the early risers. Now, in the fall, the cardinals are first on the scene. A bit later the downy woodpeckers arrive followed by the much larger red breasted woodpecker. The downy woodpeckers are sociable little guys. They cheerfully share the suet with the chickadees, tufted titmice, and finches. Shortly after the birds begin chowing down, the squirrels start dashing around, picking thru the seeds the birds have dropped under the feeders and gathering the corn my husband puts out for the deer. Then come the deer – does with their fawns, the young adults, and sometimes the bucks! It is a great way to start the day.