Great and blue tits, sparrows, robins, turtledoves, magpies, and finches. Jackdaws and starlings. Each day they visit the Peanut Bar in my backyard. For the little ones, there are nutritious fat bulbs and grains, and the larger guests indulge in the salt-free peanut butter. The magpies, too big to sit on the stick, flutter in front of it, or dangle almost upside down.
And the cats, they enjoy the Bird TV, and comment from behind the window.
This week it is Smokey’s turn to stand, or rather lie in the spotlight. He looks up with confidence and trust. Four years in our family have done him a lot of good. And he entertains us on daily basis with his crazy shenanigans and funny sounds. Such an awesome companion!