Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Reuse and Recycle


One of the "benefits" of owning a Siberian Husky is the shedding period, from roughly January through August, when they discard copious amounts of fine soft white underfur, which needs to be combed, brushed or blown out at regular intervals to keep the house from filling with it (and to prevent it from getting matted). I regularly curry Skye and get mounds of hair. Georgia takes a small amount of it, and stuffs it into a suet feeder (As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases) for birds, and hangs it near the feeder. Chickadee, Titmice and other birds stop with some regularity to take it for nesting material. It's funny to watch a Titmouse keep grabbing it until it has a ball much bigger than its head. I even think I caught a glimpse of a female Ruby Throated Hummingbird picking some up the other day. In this photo, a female American Goldfinch is apparently getting ready to line a new nest. 

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