Last year I purchased a prison and made it a feeder for freedom flyers.
The flyers I had in mind were the chickadees and finches who had made themselves my friends, and in honour of that, I wired open the door of the feeder.
Soon enough, some of what bullied the little birds found their way into the feeder. Rats and squirrels, but also bigger birds like jays, who are high strung and bring an edge to everything.
Summer is officially over this week. We don't say "officially" about any other season except summer.