Humans 'mutter' to ourselves when no one is around.... we might see something outside that just amazes us, or we eat a tasty treat and; oo la la......delicious. We might be binge watching some show and get excited with our voices.
Cats do the same you know....... Deb's son was around for Christmas and he brought his tabby cat with him. Cute cat....perhaps a year old. The tabby decided to watch a bit of TV behind the Louver doors and since it was around 10am, the feeders were busy, and so was the cat. It must have been very tiring for him, I can only imagine the cat-nap needed after that binge watching of the outside TV staring a cast of juncos, red breasted nuthatches, white-breasted nuthatches, a hairy woodpecker, some jays, a finch or two...... Bluebirds, and of course Chickadees' to (provide some sound of course).
A low cat growl coming from the depths and a twinge of his whiskers....animated paws...Midas (his official human name) was immersed in this outside show. And his lounging area being the louver doors sheltered him from 'us humans' who might ruin the party. His line of eye-sight provided him with 'spot on' view of all of this commotion near the feeder. On Christmas Day I timed him from 10:00am to 11:15 before the show ended. On the 26th a repeat performance minus the jays and bluebirds. I am thinking this shift from Act 1 to Act 2 didn't bother him for the smaller birds were just popping in their overall acting. Academy award nominations for the junco who got bopped by a rather large nut as one of the nuthatches let it fall from the feeder. How could he? It was a 'fine'...a pure nugget. Another Nomination to the Hairy Woodpecker on the suet for his rather long 'solo performance' on stage. Very moving. I could tell the cat loved it, and perhaps his favorite. I am not sure as I didn't ask him.
Either way....CAT TV at its finest and while not entirely free as seed is getting a bit expensive, it does beat the price of Cable. And best yet, the screen time is limited as the birds only perform as a full cast at that time of the day, so this allows the cat to concentrate on less screen time and more exercise activities such as chasing the laser light, or the old game of 'string on a stick'.