However, although I intuitively know what happens to the bird food I put in the feeder, I now have the proof. And let's just be clear here that moving the feeder away from a tree is useless.
At first I thought this was bad, then I noticed that whatever the squirrels ( I know they're evil, Kathy) dropped, the doves were eating. As a matter of fact....there were many birds eating from the ground that don't prefer the feeder. So, maybe by letting it ride I help out the other birds....or so I told myself.
Please note in this last shot he is looking directly at me. I know he's there, he knows I know he's there....he doesn't care and today, neither do I.
PS....the furry white belly is pretty cute.