I think I have become a crazy bird lady. Every morning I go out and put out food on the bird table for the birds, and fill up the hummingbird feeders. Well, now the crazy birds have become codependent on me. I was late getting out to feeding them this morning, and the birds who eat at the bird table were lined up along the fence freaking out that their food wasn't there. I have ravens that come down to eat as well, and they were up in the oak tree just bitching me out today as I was late feeding them.
Now for my hummingbirds. Most people get a hummingbird coming to feed, well last year was the first year I put out a feeder, and one came down, then another showed up, then another,,,,, and now I have 5 feeders up gallon sized and there must be over 100 hummingbirds flying around feeding. My neighbor asked yesterday if we were feeding them speed or something... I have created sugar addicts. I don't put the red dye in the mix as I know that is not really good for them, so I don't know if that is the difference, as we have asked our neighbors how many hummingbirds do they get, and they have maybe 3 at the most., and they do put in the red dye. So I guess my house is the hook up for the hummingbird feeder juice!
Oh yes, and last night Satan and I went and sat out on our deck to watch the bats come out. Yes, we also have bats. We do have a bat box, however we haven't found the right place to hang it from, as it needs to be up high. But we do believe they live in the trees out back, as that is where they were flying out of last night. I think we saw about 20 bats, all different sizes, they were all heading south when they came out of the trees, so we are wondering where they were off to. A bat party? A rave? Although we didn't see them wearing any funky looking hats, so maybe not a rave, but they were all headed somewhere.
And lastly we also have two red tail hawks that come down and sit in our Walnut trees. They are beautiful. They used to nest in one of the old old trees we had at the bottom of our garden, but last winter we had really bad rains, and the old tree came a crashing down, which was sad, as the hawks have now had to find another nesting spot, but they still come and hang out in our garden.