Jeff and I feed the birds in our backyard (a lot). We normally (when we are not battling a RACCOON BASTARD) have the following options for our birdies to enjoy:
1. Squirrel proof tube feeder with a classic mix of sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, millet, peanuts
2. Blue perch-style feeder, also squirrel proof, with a variety of nuts and dried fruits
3. Hummingbird feeder with lots of nectar OR a thistle feeder (depending on the season)
4. Two small tray feeders with pepper coated, shelled sunflower seeds
5. A birdbath
All of this is on our backyard deck, so all day long the birdies sing in the trees and come down to have a bite to eat.
Well, the other day we were sitting in the office, which looks into the front porch and yard - and saw this:
Ok, ok - I konw it's probably impossible to see but we have ROBINS that built their baby bird nest in our FRONT TREE!!!
Yes, the front tree - where we have no feed, no water, nothing...but a window to look out of and watch the mama feed them.
We actually heard chirp-chirp-chirp before we saw them. Jeff finally spotted what all the ruckus was about. We have SO been enjoying watching the little guys eat and grow up!