This has turned out to be the perfect location -- just steps away from the patio, where I can sit and do my work, armed with camera at my side and get some great shots. But as I said, talk about feeding the neighborhood!
Our house guests are cardinals (dad and Jr.):
and red polls (or purple finches, not sure):
cute little sparrows (mom feeding baby):
A nasty crow - who was not a welcome guest
But fortunately he is too big to get his head in the feeder and gave up:
Then came the ever-hungry squirrels:
trying many creative ways to join in the meal:
and somersaults! But to no avail.
But it's ok -- we got the last laugh. In its new location, we can simply bring the bird feeder in at night, without having to scale a tree to get it down. Sorry, Rocky, but in today's economy, we just can't afford you as a guest!