Shy Thrushes Eyeing Our Feeder in Burnaby

I think I’ve seen a thrush at our feeder in south Burnaby, BC, just once in years. Today one showed up, but was very shy. I got a lousy shot with my cell phone, ran downstairs to grab a DSLR, and it was gone when I got back.

I kept checking the feeder several times per hour, and success! At one point four were hanging about. Perhaps the snow is making them a bit bolder. . .

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Modded Hummer Feeder Instant Success

Less than a minute after hanging out our modded antifreeze hummer feeder, we were getting visitors this morning! Good job, Yumi!

We had no incandescent Xmas lights to use as a heat source, all donated or recycled years ago. But I found a post-Xmas clear out string at WM for the whopping sum of $2.42 the other day,

In the recent cold snap in the lower mainland, our feeder had been freezing up in less than half an hour after being cleaned and refreshed.

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