Edit on 06/17/16: Less than 24 hours after I wrote this post various news outlets disclosed that Disney employees reported problems to management regarding guests feeding gators – for 14 months. I have to rescind my below comment on it “probably not” being Disney’s fault. If they were made aware of the issue and did nothing, clearly they are at fault.
I’ve been semi-obsessed with gators for a few years now and consider myself fairly educated on the reptiles.
As an enthusiast but admittedly non-expert, I’d like to share my opinion on the recent gator-related tragedy in Orlando.
The past few years I’ve been more into bird watching than I used to be. I’m going to try keeping up the bird feeders and “birdbath” (it’s a small thing hanging from the tree, not a stationary one) as the winter approaches and see what happens. There must be some non-migratory birds that will hang around, right?
Over the late summer and early fall we’ve had multiple chickadees, a cardinal and, more frequently as of late, a blue jay.
The blue jay is a big bully at the bird feeder, let me tell you. He screeches as he flies in, making sure everyone gets out of the way so he can eat as much as he wants.
Here are a couple photos I snagged of the cardinal and blue jay:
My parents have had birds frequenting their apartment balcony. They have about half a dozen plants out there, including two hanging baskets, but where do the birds feel like building a nest? In the corner, by the door.