Monday, September 28, 2009
The Party's Almost Over
The garden has been teeming with birds. There are still lots of flowers, but many of the plants have gone to seed. Seed heads of all sizes and shapes are there for the different birds to eat. This sunflower is nearly empty. The smaller ones are picked cleaner still. It's been dreary and rainy for several days, but the birds were still out there. Yesterday there were more robins than I could count. The migrating birds are moving through. The blue jays, woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, and perhaps a pair of cardinals will stick around to help clean up when the others have moved the party further south. We will reward them with suet and a full bird feeder, thankful that they stay here with us.