Samantha has made some new friends!
She’d like to send out a huge thank you to our friend Emma for suggesting that the Momz put a bird seed feeder outside her window. I had told Emma I didn’t think we could because we’ve heard there are black bears in our area. Our state Fish and Game says we should not feed birds in the summer because it can draw in the bears and then they can become a nuisance. We had bears destroy bird feeders at our old house; so I only fed the birds in the winter there.
I got thinking about it, and I did a little research, and it seemed that perhaps sunflower seeds drew them in the most, and that if I used niger and safflower seed, they didn’t care for that. So that is what is hanging in the center of that pole, niger seed, and we’ve been having regular visits from the cute little goldfinches now.
Oddly enough, though, a week or two later, we had these visitors to our yard:
I wondered if what I had read was wrong, but the bears never went anywhere near the bird feeders, so I think it was just a coincidence. Once the dogs caught their scent all you-know-what broke loose, so I doubt those bears will be back for quite a while. That’s good, I don’t mind our cute little yellow visitors, but I don’t care to meet these two when I’m out in the yard! 🙂