The juncos were upset, as usual, when I removed their usual feeder of seeds. A chickadee flew in, and when I opened my hand to reveal peanuts, it hopped on and took one.
Rearranging props for another photo session involves brooming off the table, then setting forth more bird munchies. I’m still working with Christmas props, and I guess I’d better hurry because tomorrow, rain is coming. Not only that, my living props of poinsettias and other holiday plants are looking a little worn.
I’ve been meaning to make a batch of suet, and now that it dips into the low 30s at night, it was time. I used a recipe from here, and mixed shortening with peanut butter and cornmeal with a little oatmeal. I could form the resulting mass into small balls. They looked a lot like the peanut butter balls I used to make for the kids.
Some people spread this mix onto tree trunks and branches. Hahahahahahaha. Do the squirrels really need further fattening?
It didn’t take long for the birds to decide they really, really like suet.