The blue jays were very busy at the feeders today.
A biting wind was blowing, and when the temperatures drop more birds flock to the food.
The bossy jays were not happy to share the seeds with this starling.
Poor little guy.......
But he didn't let it get him down.....he found something better.
Ross made this orange/apple feeder last spring, hoping to attract a few Baltimore Orioles....but we only saw a couple, and they didn't seem to take an interest in the feeder.
We've found another use for it this winter. I made suet cakes and stuck them on the nails. To keep them in place I covered them with a net bag. This downy woodpecker is enjoying a nice feed.
We'll try again in the spring to attract the orioles with fruit.
The weather is supposed to be very cold for the next few days so we'll have to hibernate. Being outside in the freezing wind today was not at all pleasant.