Yes, it can! It’s actually not legal to feed birds in this town! Unless it’s done a certain way. That means the bird feeder must be 10 feet (about 3 meters) off the ground. Okay. I made sure my feeder is 10 ft and 1 inch off the ground. No problem. Well, yes, there is still a problem. I like to take pictures of the birds. Not many birds will come to a feeder that’s 10 feet high. Most of the birds are ground feeding types. I like to take pictures of them. However, since I do not have a big telephoto lens I must get close to the birds. So, I use bird seed spread on the ground to attract them in close so I can get a nice picture. Not now.
Seems I have a neighbor that doesn’t like the fact I feed the birds. So…ring, ring. He calls the authorities. Stomp, stomp. The officer in charge comes and says no more feeding on the ground. Doesn’t matter why I’m doing it. I’m only putting out a few seeds to attract the birds, I don’t put out a lot. However, it’s against the law. I say, there are lots of people breaking the law, why are you not stopping them? Don’t have the time is the answer, he only looks into it if there is a complaint. Hey, that’s discrimination. Tough. He wouldn’t say which neighbor. I know which neighbor. I only have one. Sigh.
There is a $500.00 fine, first offense.😲 Goes up from there. For feeding birds. Amazing really. Don’t pay the fine, go to jail. 👮♂️ Is this really happening? Sigh. Just a warning this time. Fine next time. Actually it’s not fine to pay a fine. Sigh. So…that means it’s going to be a bit tougher to get some nice pictures this year.📷 Sometimes I think I should move.🤔
Okay. Breathe deep. Relax. Nice and calm.😂 Oh well. Why count the leaves on the tree if you’re swimming in the lake?🙃 Another nice spring day. A little very light rain this morning. The sun is trying to break through the clouds now. It’s mild. Very nice. Hmm, maybe if I lie on my stomach and cover myself with a brown blanket the birds might not notice me. Then they will come close enough to get a good picture. Probably get attacked by those huge man eating spiders. They like to live under my deck. I don’t care if they want to stay there. But they keep wanting to come up on the deck. That I don’t like. I could be sitting there feeding the chipmunks and one of those critters could come crawling up my back.🕷 Heart attack time!😲
It’s still okay to feed the chipmunks and squirrels. As long as I’m holding the peanuts. That’s okay, that’s what I do. It is so nice to sit on the deck and listen to all the birds singing. So many different species around now. There was a red-winged blackbird here a couple days ago. I could be on the deck, didn’t scare him. I brought out my camera, off he went. This happened 3 times. No camera, fine. With camera, gone. It’s like he knew.
I will keep this shorter today. Thank you so much for dropping by and reading my little adventures. I will be back again Monday, perhaps with Muffin too. Until then, enjoy your Easter weekend and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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