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November 17, 2011


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Jonathan, 2 seconds is FANTASTIC! Watch tomorrow's post about how long they took to find my latest feeder. The bad news is that redpolls aren't expected this winter, though we think there's a good chance the siskins will be here.

Jonathan Glover

It took chickadees 2 seconds to start feasting on my set up! Tufted titmice, blue jays, juncos, finches, cardinals and woodpeckers followed suit within a few hours! If this initial response is any indication of the activity I'll see in the coming weeks, I am ecstatic! I'm hoping to see a flock of common redpolls and siskins feeding at the nijer feeders in January/February.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Eileen, some birds DO love peanuts!
Renee, glad your birdies are back. Mine are a little slow right now.


Looks like a great new feeder, the birds do love the peanuts. It wouldn't take long to find this new feeder.


I am excited that last weekend, birds returned to my feeder! I had thought they abandoned me. There was quite a flurry of activity for a few days. Thanks for telling me to wait and watch before giving up.

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