Over the years, in a spot midway between our front porch and the pond... my husband, Robert, has gathered an array of bird-feeders. There are hooks with feeders of all sizes and shapes, holding a variety of bird seeds. We enjoy watching blue jays, barn swallows, red-winged blackbirds, robins, finches, bob-whites, and an abundance of our Kansas state bird, the Meadowlark.
Within minutes of filling the feeders, there is a flurry of wings. There are dances for dominance, tweets of happiness and songs of gratitude when the feast is done. At dusk, the rabbits, raccoons and deer wander in to take advantage of the seeds that dropped to the ground. Robert admits he buys enough seed to feed the entire county... but the show makes it all totally worth it.