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Unbelievable  by Mary J Williams ©  I have a new feeder supposed to keep Starlings out If food falls to the side The Starlings are about   They fly to the feeder Scare the Bluebirds away They think they can get inside And don't want any other to stay   The little blue dish is filled with meal worms only this time it was a mix No Starling was my term I have other feeders suet are in two Starlings are at them Sloppy is how they do   The Starlings eat all the suet The Bluebirds sit underneath grab all the pieces the Starlings don't eat   This day I set up  that new special feeder so Bluebirds could have suet and meal worms and Starlings couldn't be there   Unbelievable, what did those Starlings did I guess they bounced on the top there were so many the dish popped out The food just didn't drop-   The dish fell to the side The Starlings reached in Finished off the food none for others, they said with a grin

Miserable Weather for Birds

 Our weather, here in Central Missouri, has been frigid, as well as most of the Midwest, down into Texas.  I have been out on my deck filling the heated bird bath, filling the suet and seed for my feathered friends. Today, 30°F when I got up and it's starting to get warmer, I put out a new birdfeeder. A wire mesh and put a mixture of thistle seed with fine ground sunflower seed.  I will let you know if I get any birds on it. For the last 15-20 minutes, I stood at my back door and every time a starling flew in I would open the door and they would fly off. The bluebirds appreciate me! They get to eat without those bullies taking over the food!  When the bluebirds left, then I came in. Hopefully, they will be able to get in the birdfeeder that the starlings can't. The starlings see the bluebirds at that feeder and fly over and make sure the bluebirds leave. They can't get in the feeder but they have the attitude "if I can't have it, neither can you." New bluebird