The Value of the Backyard Bird Feeder
January 27, 2022
I believe the value of the ordinary backyard bird feeder is greatly misunderstood.
Is it a refuge for birds in the dead of winter, starving for small morsels of food? Or is it just a waypoint in the daily life of a sparrow, as he/she flies hither and thither, occasionally perching and blessing us humans with a brief song?
I don’t know, as I’m not an ornithologist. But I do work in an office.
So, I wonder if the birds see it like a water cooler? Flying in, checking out what seeds are at the little window, filling their little gullets, and chatting about what they all saw on their daily...