To the Editor:
We both would like to share some joyful bird news. On Dec. 17, we both were setting at the kitchen table working on a future article and looking out our double kitchen windows at the birdfeeders, when we saw a lot of action.
Some of our friends have said they have few birds this year. My wife said let’s count the birds for an hour. So she got her pen and notebook out and we both counted from 1-2 p.m.
While she went to get her pen and notebook I went to the kitchen window and the beautiful bush is just covered with all kinds of buds and was just full of all kinds of birds. The bush provides great cover and protection for them.
Well here is the count after we added them all up. We had 11 woodpeckers small and big, 10 blue jays, 15 white breasted nuthatches, 20 blacked capped chickadees, six tufted titmouse, eight cardinals, both male and female, five pine siskins and all kinds of goldfinches; sometimes four at a time at the tube feeder.
Then, under the long feeder we had 14 morning doves, eight purple finches and eight crows, which eat off a tree stump where we place whole kernel corn and old bread.
We both agree that the fresh coat of snow brought the birds to the feeders.
Marjorie and Calvin Dodge, Damariscotta