bird feeder

our feeder caters to lesser goldfinches, house finches, chickadees and nuthatches. a while ago, a flock of pine siskins showed up, down from the north. it seems that random flocks migrate like this from time to time when overcrowding occurs up there.

after a bit, the random siskin began showing up dead on the ground. couldn’t blame the cats or other birds. it turns out that these birds, and perhaps others, fall prey to salmonella. the feeder must be cleaned with bleach before each filling. this we did, but in the meantime the siskins moved on.

we continue with the cleaning.

for Wednesday Challenge

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