Back from the Pueblo PetsMart store, where I spent $30 on black-oil sunflower seeds and $35 on Niger thistle seeds. Add sales tax and you have $70 ... on worthless, layabout birds.
I think that I am feeding every pine siskin in the northeast corner of the county named for the famous cavalry tactician.
Ought to be a tax-deductible charitable contribution, don't you think?
I have read that the original purpose of feeding wild birds near the house was to lure them in for the purpose of turning them into pies. If I were a Sicilian, junco-and-siskin pie would be on the menu.