At the back of our house is a nice flowering dogwood tree that makes a perfect place for my bird feeding station. It is so close to the house that I can watch the birds while I cook and I have been enjoying it very much!
In the small hanging feeder on the left are black oil sunflower seeds. The milk jug has the suet crumbles I made 3 months ago, and of course you can see the regular block of suet at the right.
I took this picture through the kitchen window. The area was LOADED with birds before I came to the window, and I think I can only see one in the photo. They saw me. :)
Here is the list of the birds I've had to far:
rose-breasted gross beak
AND a very happy grey squirrel (He's rather greedy.)
My mother was a great bird watcher. I have her wonderful book Birds of America that she got in 1959. It contains many notes that she wrote. It is well used and well loved. She always kept a pair of binoculars handy at the table, which was beside the window where she watched the birds. She's been gone since 1984 and I still miss her every day.
Hence, this post - my Mother's Day tribute - if your mother is still alive, please enjoy her today. I think mine must be pleased about my bird list. :)