Every once in awhile I like to “redeckorate.” Usually this means hanging a new feeder or setting out a different branch for my birds, a place where they can perch and enjoy a bit of bark butter. Yesterday morning I borrowed (okay, ‘confiscated’ or perhaps even ‘stole’ might be a more accurate verb choice) another bungee cord from my hubby and strapped a nice dead limb to the deck rail. Before I had walked five feet away, the birds were already coming to investigate.
This Red-bellied Woodpecker was the first to arrive…
…followed by an inquisitive Carolina Wren.
I’m not sure how word got around (probably one of them “tweeted” it) but before long there was a waiting list to check out the latest culinary hot spot. It was literally like the grand opening of a new restaurant featuring the finest avian cuisine.
There were a few, like this Blue Jay, who bypassed the new branch and headed straight for their regular breakfast fare.
But most of the birds landed on the limb to inspect it. Here are a few more guests who showed up.
Oh – and if you find a nice dead branch lying around, do me a favor and save it for me; I might need it the next time I redeckorate.