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I have learned that the ground feeder birds such as White Throats will also fly up and try to use the hanging feeders when what drops below is gone. They are not designed to 'bend' that way as they are bobbers, but they learn.
|Yes, a bit blurry!|
The Blue Jays are greedy and stuff their crops (a muscular pouch that is an extension of a bird’s esophagus used to store excess food prior to digestion) before leaving my bowl feeders. See his bulging crop?
I have learned that sometimes I get this rare visitor below, which I think is a thrasher. I am all for thrashing away the old year! Now I must get back to my counting.