The most I have counted on it is 18 birds. They pretty much eat 3/4 of the feeder on a daily basis. It is a constant activity of birds coming and going.
This is one of my favorite birds to see. I think it is a grosbeak if I did my research correctly. Very colorful. For a while I only saw one of them, now I see two, could there be babies down the road? He (she?) eats the seed on the ground, I have never seen it on the feeders.
This one may be a bit hard to find. It is either a hawk or a falcon (I'm voting hawk, hubby votes falcon). Look on the branches with no leaves and you should be able to spot it. It was a sunny day when I was trying to take its picture, so hard to get a clear shot. It is around at times and when it is around, all the other birds scatter. One time when it was around, two quail were out and about. When they sensed it, they stayed under a bush for a very long time before they ventured out.
I haven't seen the quail in about a week, which is kind of unusual. Before I would see some of them almost on a daily basis. I had a few days off from work last week and diligently watched for them, but didn't see any. So did they have their babies, raise them, and then take off some place else? I guess time will tell.
I admit, I really do enjoy bird watching and studying them. And filling up the bird feeders on a daily basis.
Maybe because I miss nurturing. Children, then a dog, and now birds?
So I might be that crazy bird lady, but its nice for this season, however long the season might last.
We are in a holding pattern here. Waiting for the house to sell in San Diego, which in turn will send the dominoes falling for future plans, a home here, a new vehicle, possibly a dog, etc., etc., etc. Trying to be patient while we wait. We know it will happen, just not sure when.
So we wait. And I feed the birds.
And basically life is pretty darn good.
Don't you agree?