A Hood For Cassidy
On a non knitting topic, I'm thinking about teaching etiquette lessons to birds. We have some serious pig birds around here who can empty the bird feeder in 24 hours. Unfortunately, most of what they're doing is flipping the seed they don't want onto the ground. After they empty the feeder, I make them eat off the ground for 48 hours before I refill the feeder. They have beaks after all and they are pointy beaks (there are no ducks at the feeder - I'd probably have a heart attack if a duck showed up as I was tormented by ducks as a small child. I have duck issues.) Why can't they take their pointy beaks and pick up the seeds they want and leave the others where they are? Instead they sweep their beaks back and forth in the little seed pile and knock 95% of it on the ground. It does give the bunnies (can't fly to the feeder) and the lump birds (too fat for the feeder) something to eat, but we're going through bird seed around here like Big Bird does. I'm not even asking the baby birds to learn manners, they can keep squawking and fluttering their cute little wings all day, but I think the older birds (who are supposed to be setting an example for the little birds) could do better.