Sep 26 2009

Weight Conversions

Published by at 10:36 am under Musings & News

By weight, five of these House sparrow (photo by Chuck Tague)  equal one of these Common Grackle (photo by Chuck Tague) 

How do I know?

When five house sparrows perch on my “squirrel proof” bird feeder, the lid tips and the feeder closes.  That’s exactly what happens when one common grackle lands there. Four house sparrows aren’t enough.  It has to be five. 

Does your feeder do weight conversions?  Post a comment and let me know.

(photos by Chuck Tague)

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2 Responses to “Weight Conversions”

  1. Micheleon 26 Sep 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I have never looked at it that way. Interesting. I do know on my bird feeder the morning doves land and topple the whole feeder so the feed spills out, hence they eat.
    I will have to keep my eye open to see if any other birds land there and topple it.

  2. Robinon 29 Sep 2009 at 4:39 pm

    My squirrel proof feeder is not squirrel proof! The squirrels just sit on the roof and reach for the seed, not sitting on the perch at all. :(

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