Monday, November 15, 2010

Lonesome Birdfeeder

This summer I haven't had much luck feeding the birds in our neighborhood. I put birdseed in the birdfeeder, but no birds. Couldn't figure out why since I've never had a problem before enticing them to the feeder. Then I noticed why I haven't seen any. A hawk was in one of our maple trees. Over a course of a week I saw him from time to time flying from one tree to another.


This has gone on for a couple of months and I really miss my birds. I decided to refill the feeder last week hoping the hawk had given up and had gone somewhere else.  I haven't seen him in awhile but the birds still haven't come back to the feeder. I'll keep waiting and hoping they will come back once winter is in full force and they come searching for food. That is if the hawk doesn't return. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions.

Christine

7 comments:

Miz Liz said...

That's sad :( I know the hawk has to eat also, but still thinking of him/her eating those sweet little birds is sad :(

I hope the hawk moves on and your birdies come back !

Oklahoma Granny said...

Surely the little birds will be back with winter approaching. While we don't have the numbers of birds we did this summer I'm sure more will return as it gets colder. Just a thought - are there cats in your neighborhood?

Gloria said...

That is exactly why we don't have birds coming too the feeder all the time! I just keep trying.

Gizzy's Mom said...

Our hawks come by but they don't linger and I am very happy about that.

JackDaddy said...

You can borrow some of our birds that hide in the front bushes and make a horrible racket every morning! :)

Ninny said...

I have birds, but I see hawks way up high (making lazy circles in the sky.) I quit feeding my birds because the squirrels eat all the good stuff!

Liz

Ina in Alaska said...

Maybe they like the neighbors feeders better..... or they are waiting for a remodel of your feeder.... (your new room looks fabulous by the way..) (smiling... xo)