The winter feeder station for the birds has been very popular as usual, but not when I’m standing there taking a picture.

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Several times recently, I’ve seen a hawk sitting in the top of this apple tree waiting for small creatures to capture. This has scared the birds away many days, but now they are returning. There is also a mouse that emerges several times a day from the high grass nearby to get sunflower seeds for it’s nest. There is even a little red squrrel that often comes for food. The hawk, I assume, gets it’s fill too.

I fill the miniature cabin with sunflower seeds everyday, and keep a steady supply of other seeds, peanuts, lard balls, old bread and sometimes apples.

I often sit at the kitchen window to watch the birds fluttering about. A sure sign I’m getting old.