Thursday, March 27, 2008

The saga of the Bears & the Bird Feeder

It has always been a pleasure of mine to offer sunflower seeds to the migrating birds that come through my yard on the hill. Cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches & rose crested grosbeaks are visitors to my feeder. It has become more difficult to do this because of the hungry bear that savagely beats up my feeder. The bear simply bends the metal bar like it was made of taffy and feasts away while laying on his/her back.
Who would think that two opposing creatures of nature are competing for the meager handful of seeds that I provide. For the moment it appears that the bear has created a temporary moratorium to my practice. As soon as I straighten the bar however the feathered creatures who have flown a great distance back to the Northeast forests will once again be able to nibble on those Black oil sunflower seeds that I know they love.

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