We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Early Spring is here and, anyway, I am at the end of my bird seed.
Seen today at the HQ: An Easter Bunny laying colorful eggs, Mourning Dove, Cardinal, Common Grackle, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Common Flicker, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee, House Finch, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, WT Sparrow, a few remaining SC Juncos, Blue Jay, Goldfinch, RW Blackbird and overhead a RT Hawk.
Interesting you are stopping feeding your birds. We're still listening to forecasts with the "s" word.
Most of the birds at our feeder during the winter have been sparrows, with some chickadees. But the robins, wrens, and woodpeckers are back. New construction in our neighbourhood has led to increased opportunities for the woodpeckers. Apparently some of the construction methods (I'm not clear just which ones) give a woodpecker the same sounds a nice rotten bit of wood does; woodpeckers aren't dumb, and a neighbour is already watching as he's had a bird drill through stucco and backing and build a nest before now. We're keeping an eye on our stucco, but so far it hasn't been popular.
Actually, the woodpeckers really like drumming on the metal structure on the telephone poles. Don't know exactly what the box is for, but it really resonates when the 'peckers get goint.