At first glance, I was going to ask if the circus came to town. LOL.
Really, there is a bird visible there in the photo.
How long has this arrangement been in place? I ask, since it does take awhile for the birds to find the new feeders.
Another summer with few birds. Anybody see any problems with this feeder assortment? I have 1 or 2 Oriole pairs when I had dozens last year. I have a couple catbirds. I have nuthatches galore like everyone. Purple finches are still around. Also have cardinals like last year. I did have 1 Indigo Bunting but no neat/unusual visitor birds even passing thru. More red-wing black birds than before. No hummers. No goldfinches. No grosbeaks. I've read house sparrows chase things away and I do have a quite a few but not infested by any means. Lots of blue Jays. Very few of the assorted bigger blackbirds. Haven't seen a cat prowling around hardly all year either. Feeders are kept well stocked (safflower,thistle, premium wild bird seed, black sunflower, grape jelly, & hummer juice) and clean with fresh seed but none of my favorite birds I mentioned. That PVC pole hasn't had a squirrel figure it out for at least 2 years and the couple that did aren't talking. Is this too much too close together? Any suggestions?
The steep sides on shore continue and drops off pretty fast. A good peecentage of the pond is 8-10. I saw one spot that was 11 foot.
The neighbor says it has springs and it took a bit longer to get walkable ice than it should have considering the size. I had been out on a couple smaller metro lakes last winter, figured it had to have been frozen pretty good. Two steps on the pond and fell right through. It didn't seem to suffer from any winterkill last winter. It doesn't get a lot of weeds.
Still working on a fish survey. I can confirm that there are big goldfish and bullheads. I have seen some pretty good size swirls around dusk making me wonder if there aren't a few bass in there.