As I’m typing on this blog post I’m realizing how well trained I am for the birds in my backyard. Early in the morning and late in the afternoon, I’ll hear the distinctive call of the Red Bellied Woodpecker and run out to the bird feeder and make sure they have some seeds and nuts.
Sure enough, one of the two resident Red Bellied Woodpeckers will appear on the feeder. They’ve become so accustomed to me, I can get rather close to the feeder to take pictures of them.
For what it’s worth, the Carolina Chickadees also have me trained. They will start chirping near the area where I feed them meal worms. Once I hear their chirping, I behave like a well trained rat, run inside to get some meal worms, and place them in their feeding dish.
Lately a Mockingbird has discovered the meal worms and actually started pecking on the window letting us know they are out of meal worms. I don’t mind sharing a few meal worms with the Mockingbird, but this crazy bird will take a mouthful of meal worms, not just one or two like the other birds.