Thursday November 28, 2019

I am spending the Thanksgiving Day at home. Between yesterday afternoon and this morning I finished the decorating all but the tree.

The winds kicked up yesterday afternoon blowing 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60’s. They howled all night and up until about noon today. I have the mesh feeder wired down to the ground but high winds blow the seed out of the feeder. Yesterday I tried a new tactic by putting a black trash bag over the feeder. I worked well until over night when winds gusting so hard the bag acted like a sail and blew the pole sideways dumping the seed. The pole is made of very heavy metal but the ground was too soft around it from mole tunnels. I pulled the stakes with the wires out of the ground, took down the seed and suet feeders and pulled up the pole.

I just finished positioning the pole in a new spot and hammering it further in the ground and reinstalled the feeder, anchor wire and suet feeder on the other hook.

While I was in the garage getting a refill for the feeder a nuthatch was already on the suet feeder eating away. The doves can clean up the spilled seed off the ground.

Sunny but chilly today. Highs only in the mid 40’s but thankfully the winds have died down.

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