This flock of rosy finches has been coming in for the past few days. Today we counted about 120. They have been really scarfing down the sunflower seeds. I think if I wanted a closer photo I would have to build a blind and wait for hours.
I've been out scratching around in the snow to collect some cones so I can try Melody's recipe for Marvel Meal. I've got a mix of spruce and pine cones drying in front of the fire.
Here's the recipe along with Melody's commentary:
1 cup peanut butter (I use natural)
4 cups cornmeal
1 cup shortening
1 cup whole wheat flour
Mix altogether. I use the food processor. I also use some oatmeal instead of some of the cornmeal some of the time.
The chickadees and juncos love it at our house --- I am sure the nuthatch would too if he ever found it...I put it on pine cones that I hang with a wire.
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