Both Sauk City and Prairie du Sac are official “Bird Cities.” The library wants to support the efforts of our villages to educate the public and create a welcoming environment for birds. So, it was a perfect fit when Colby came to the library to ask if he could partner with us on his Eagle Scout project. He wanted to build a few things for the library and we suggested a bird feeder be one of those things. And boy did he come through!
We picked out a spot right outside the children’s area window to place the feeder. With help from his family, Colby dug a hole for the post and mounted the bird feeder on top.
They added some seeds and we waited. And waited. We started to get worried that maybe the feeder was too exposed and the birds wouldn’t go for it. But, less than a week after installation, something finally noticed the seeds.
Leave it to a squirrel to be the first critter to start eating the food! But soon, birds started to investigate too.
A couple of sparrows gingerly tested the water while their friends looked on. Then, snow came to Sauk City and our bird seed started to look better and better.
It’s safe to say that the feeder is a hit – with sparrows at least!
Next time you’re in the library, make sure to look out the window of the children’s area to see if any birds are visiting.