12 April, 2008
We have quite a few cardinals that nest in our yard every year, since we have lots of bushes and bushy trees on our half-acre. I tried something new this spring ~ I put a basin of black sunflower seeds inside the bushes by the house, just outside of one of the bedroom windows. This way, the black birds / grackles do not steal the seeds, and the cardinals and sparrows can eat in safety. A friend asked today about the type of container or feeder I used. I simply used the base of a large terra cotta pot.
It turned out brilliantly, and we get a good show!