Bears and Birdfeeders

David Kotler cranks a winch to ele­vate his col­lec­tion of bird feed­ers in Avon, Con­necti­cut on April 23, 2023. The feed­ers hang on a steel cable between two trees in Kotler’s back­yard. He’ll low­er the cable to fill the feed­ers before rais­ing them back up and out of reach from bears. Pho­to by Esther Ju ’23.