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Why Won’t The Birds Come?

Why the birds still won’t come to my new feeder is a complete mystery to me!

I have tried everything from sprinkling birdseed under the feeder, to changing the location of the feeder from the backyard to the front, to adding a bird bath close by.

Bird bath, feeder, and plant in their new location

What gives? Is it the design? Maybe the lizards on the feeder scare them off! I don’t know, yet I am so frustrated. I sit in the dining room, typing at the table and I glance outside to hopefully catch a glance of the birds, either enjoying a bath or a tasty treat. So far, nothing. The closest I have seen is a blue jay attached himself to the legs of the birdbath for a quick sec, then hopped off.

I would really appreciate some advice. I even changed the plant I had out there from a begonia to a beautiful bougainvillea. Still nothing yet.

In other news, I kind of tackled a new project and I thought it would rain last night so I could see how well it worked…alas, no rain came. That’s the thing about living here in Texas, you just never know. Anyway, I probably should not have done it because my knee was already jacked up, but it didn’t involve squatting (much), just lifting and walking (a lot)!

My latest project

My thought was, my hubby wanted the pad made of red brick stones someone had made in the backyard before we moved in gone, and I thought of a great idea! I could use them to adorn my little bed in the front yard, and they would keep the rain from washing the dirt away in the process!

What do you think? 17 trips back and forth, plus 3 white bricks to finish the border. I think I have enough red stones to come up the inside walk, just not until my knee is better. 😉

Soon, I hope to finish filling the bed with plants and big stones, maybe filling in with small rock or mulch after that is done. It previously had jasmine ground cover and bushes which we hated. I wanted to open up the space in case anyone wanted to enjoy sitting out front.

Earlier, when I went to fetch the other plant, I noticed this cluster of mushrooms that had never been there before. What are they, I wondered, and why did they pop up here all of a sudden? I have little shorkies, so I hope they aren’t poisonous. 😊

What are these mushrooms?

2 thoughts on “Why Won’t The Birds Come?”

  1. you need to move the feeder away from the bath…they won’t congregate where there are too many objects around. Put the bath into a garden in the yard, and hang a couple more feeders on the tree. Move the flowers, it is confusing the birds. LOL

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