The other day I very quietly sat on our front stoop overlooking the yard, and within about half an hour discovered our yard was teeming with activity. I also discovered something about the personalities of these visitors:
Blue Jays pick out sunflower seeds from the bird feeder, hold them against the post, and then crack them open with a few pecks.
Cardinals are shy…
… Catbirds are not; this one keeps an eye on all activity in and out of our yard.
Woodpeckers fly under the radar; this was the first and only time I’ve seen one in our yard, and of course, it chose the bird feeder with collapsible perches, so it’s likely to be the last time….
Chipmunks run with their tails straight in the air.
And, finally, sheep make excellent guards; they maintain their vigil in all weather.