As a little girl I recall sitting by the huge picture window of her back room with my grandmother, watching the birds flock to various feeders in their back yard. She preferred her little birds..the titmice, nuthatches, chickadees, etc. She’d chase the starlings away as well as the bluejays.
When I was a young married, I loved feeding and watching the birds from my kitchen window. I had a big old apple tree right outside the window, and a table underneath. Feeders hung from the tree branches and more food was on the table.
One year we had an ice storm. The boys were off school for that week, then Christmas week, then a huge snow followed that and after awhile we were all pretty stir crazy.
The birds depended on us so completely during that period, and the boys and I were outside so much, that they became quite tame. ( The birds…not the boys. Little boys are rarely tame! ( smile )
At one point I was able to feed a little chickadee right out of my hand….it came for suet that I was holding. What a magical moment that was.
I recently tweaked my front porch here and set up a feeding area for the birds and squirrels.
The little squirrels are adorable and so funny. Though I was not quite ready to see THIS the other day! He startled me ! I guess he was just “hanging around” .