Entertainment comes in many forms One without Nielson ratings presents daily shows below the garage gutter
Weathered leather shoestring strains under the weight of unfilled feeder long exposed to wind and air until it's original surface contains only flecks of it's original varnish
When filled, squares of suet cakes fitted between wire grids entice chickadees early in the day before nuthatches, wren and downy woodpeckers peck and feed on the nut, corn and protein snack. Bluejays struggle without success to hang sideways and gather specks of nuts from the tallow.
Other large birds, cardinal and red-bellied woodpecker show-up the jay as they feed with ease at the suet rack
Each day suet sinks slowly descending until little is found by winged visitors
Begrudgingly he rises from his chair, tramps to the garage to find a new insert for the feed box. Hands, weathered like the pine of the feeder unpack the next cake to refresh the lure as the scenery of wild birds return to their feeding and refill his soul