Betsy’s Birds II

Tufted Titmice on our deck.  August 16, 2008.

Tufted Titmice on our deck. August 16, 2008.

I mentioned a few days ago that Betsy was fascinated with the hummingbirds that visit the feeders she put up around our deck. She just loves those hummingbirds.

But she has broadened her interests since then. There was a base for a bird bath behind our house when we moved in, but we never got the top for it until about a week ago. We finally got the top and set up the bird bath and Betsy has been keeping a close watch on it. She got very excited when she saw a cardinal using the bath. Unfortunately it flew away before she could get her camera!

A couple of days ago we were at Lowe’s and Betsy saw a bird-seed bell — bird seed pressed into the shape of a bell. Since she knew we had many small birds around the house, she got one and put it up on the deck.

The cardinal visited the bell a time or two, but the stars have been Tufted Titmice. These little birds absolutely love the the new seed bell. We’re not really sure how many titmice are around, but we counted six different birds on one occasion.

So for the time being at least, Betsy is in ‘bird heaven’. But there are some disadvantages for her. As she looks from the hummingbird feeders, to the bird bath, to the seed bell, Betsy is in danger of getting whiplash!!!

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