One waxeye eats while another keeps watch. See Extra shot. Looks good full screen
When I hung out the fat some time ago it was completely ignored for a couple of weeks until a resident female waxeye started pecking at it. Her mate soon followed her example, and then the other resident couple began eating it. The flock of non-resident waxeyes continued to visit the nearby sugar water, noisily fighting over it, but for another two weeks they failed to notice the fat. Now everybody wants some. I have hung it in such a way to make it impossible for the greedy blackbirds to scoff it.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I commemorated it in my journal on the 40th anniversary, telling the story of my infant daughter’s sage observation on the event.