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Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted nuthatch "posing" at our feeder.

Everyone has a backyard. Everyone has birds. I think no matter where you live, you have birds. Birds are all around us.

But, I certainly didn’t realize how close these little guys are to us until I started feeding birds in my yard. I just bought a simple little feeder and a bag of mixed seed. I hung the feeder on my garden post that I had my hummingbird feeder on. In very short order, I had Black-capped Chickadees, Dark-eyed Juncos, Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches visiting the feeder.

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted nuthatch looking inquisitively at the feeder.

I took several pictures of the sweet little birds at my feeder. Over the next several days, as my husband and I watched, we also saw a Downy Woodpecker, than the scolding Blue Jay came to visit. Now we also have the Hairy Woodpecker and the American Goldfinch.

Today, we bought another feeder that has a tray along with some straight-up black oil sunflower seed and some thistle seed. We read that Cardinals like black oil sunflower and finches like the thistle seed. We also read that ground feeding birds will like the tray type feeders. So, we filled our new feeder with a mix of sunflower and mixed seed and hung it out on the tree. In very short order, the new feeder was even more active with the birds than the old one.

American Goldfinch

Amercian Goldfinch sitting on top of the feeder pole.

We are having a grand time watching nature up close. The birds sing in the tree tops, scold when we get too close and flitter and fly all around our yard. We are enjoying every minute of feeding the birds.

So, if you are a bird lover or a nature lover, follow my posts as I put up news and notes about our Backyard Birds.

 



Newsflash

The windows are both trimmed out in Amanda's room! They might not be perfect, but certainly good enough for Camp Littlemore. Given the challenge of trimming around both drywall and pine wainscoting on one of the windows, I think we did a fairly decent job.