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Bruno and the Bird Feeder

The Puzzler


RAY: This puzzler came in from Bill Denlinger--and I didn't have to obfuscate, unclarify, or debogosify it.

Here it is:

"My cousin Bruno put up a bird feeder in his yard. It was nothing fancy, just a flat board, with raised edges--kind of like a shallow cigar box, with the lid removed, so the food wouldn't fall off.

"As Bruno sat in his recliner in the living room, watching the birds come and go, he noticed a peculiar thing. On some days, the birds would all fly into the feeder from the north. On other days, they would fly in from the south, and on some, they seemed to fly in from all directions. The birds weren't tagged and Bruno didn't know anything about them, but they appeared to be the same birds."

TOM: They could have been relatives.

RAY: Maybe. Anyway … "Bruno wondered why the birds didn't fly into the feeder from the same direction, but seemed to have this peculiar behavior.

"He couldn't explain it, until one day he noticed something while he was outside, filling up the feeder.

"And he said, 'Ah ha!'"

What did Bruno discover?

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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