my office window is a bird feeder   2 comments

And it is a little alarming!

The big giant floodlight is over my window, so every morning I come in to find my window screen covered with moths. And by eleven, they are gone.

Eaten by the dive bombing birds. It is a little distracting, and sometimes alarming, to have birds flying in, landing on the screen, dive bombing the moths and paying absolutely no attention the person sitting just the other side of things, giving a start each time.

So far today I have had grackles, blue jays, and phoebes feasting at my window.

When the moths are gone, they sit in the trees and chatter and tweet and sing.

One morning I came in to find the ground covered with luna moth wings. THAT upset me. Probably 10-15 luna moths were eaten by something bigger. I know it is the way of things, but I have to think that if we did not have the big light on, they might not have been here ready to be food.

Of course, I am the first one to speak up if that light is off, as 9 months of the year, I leave after dark. But maybe for the other three, we could turn it off?


Posted July 9, 2013 by salpal1 in what I am thinking about

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  1. I love lunar moths and I know my heart would sink if I found a pile of them by a window. The same thing happens when I find a pile of red feathers (Cardinal) on my porch where one of the cats has had a feast. I have to remind myself that this is survival of the fittest, some things are not very high on the food chain. We are the biggest, most ferocious killer of all. I’ll get off my soap box now. Have a wonderful day.

    • I know what you mean about the little animals who get eaten – Our cats are indoor cats now, but my old girl used to roam and bring me treats. I always praised her, because she was doing a good job at what nature intended her to do. But I stopped feeding the birds. It seemed mean.

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