Ever since we started this feeding of the birds business, I have been waiting for a warm day to try this stunt. Since we are to leave shortly, I decided that I could no longer wait.
The stunt: I was hoping to attract five birds at once by putting a dollop of peanut butter on my head and, via apple slices, to my shoulders and hands. It didn't work as hoped. At best, I was only able to entice three birds at one time; sadly, we weren't even quick enough to capture that brief moment.
Notice that my hands are also bare? I wanted to feel their feet, and it was a rather pleasant sensation, even if my fingers did run the danger of falling off in the numbing cold. One demented chickadee didn't even bother with the peanut butter; she simply hammered away on my fingers. I guess she was taking out her frustration: from being brave enough to land but not brave enough to go to the centre of my hand for the food.