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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 09:49 AM

5. I regretfully got a feeder that excludes big birds like pigeons

My bane was blue jays, who would park their fat butts on the feeder, keeping chickadees and other small birds away, and stuff their gullets with unopened seeds until their necks looked like one big goiter. Then they'd fly away and feast, only to be replaced immediately by a cousin or brother who would do the same thing. I got a feeder with a heavy grille around the outside that lets only small birds perch and eat--and they mostly take one seed and fly away to eat it. They play with others much better than jays do.

Except for the damned house finches. They are gluttons, and they are filthy. They sit there and eat, cracking the shells and leaving a mess under the feeder which buildss up into a spongy woman-trap and of course shit on it for good measure. And they multiply like Univac.

I owe an apology to starlings, whom I have been cursing for their suet-guzzling habit--again, they won't share--because they so enjoy bathing. Cleanliness goes a long way with me (though you'd never know it from my kitchen floor, another woman-trap but without the shit. The literal shit, that is).

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