common grackle - do blackbirds migrate

Do Blackbirds Migrate?

        I have really been enjoying my backyard birds lately.   Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, Tufted Titmice, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Blue jays, Cardinals, Goldfinches, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and even the Cooper’s Hawk have been very enjoyable to watch at my feeders and in the surrounding trees in my yard.    Did you notice […]

black and white warbler - fall bird migration

When Do Birds Migrate South?

When do birds migrate south?  The fall migration is in full swing right now at least where I live in Northern Kentucky.  Depending on where you live yours could be either earlier or later. Around early to MID JULY the shorebirds (i.e. sanderlings, sandpipers, plovers, and more) start their migration.   They will continue to migrate up […]

deer - how to keep deer away

How To Keep Deer Away

    I love to see deer grazing on my neighbor’s land  across the pond from me.  I see the deer pretty much every morning feeding there.  My neighbors have such a nice setting too with their long sloping hill that has fruit trees scattered about and then down further there are six tall spruce […]

6 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Pigeons

I see a flock of pigeons flying over my house every morning and every morning I am thankful that they continue on their way.  I am not sure why they fly over every day but as long as they keep going that is fine by me.  I live in the suburbs so it is not […]

black capped chickadee - black capped chickadee or carolina chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee or Carolina Chickadee

Chicka-dee-dee-dee!  Chicka-dee-dee-dee!  That is one of the many calls that both of these chickadees make. The first time I saw a chickadee was in the state of West Virginia in the mountains.  I was on a camping trip with my husband, his mother (Janet), and her friends.  Janet loved her birds and was excited to […]

female red-bellied woodpecker - red bellied woodpecker facts

Red-bellied Woodpecker Facts

  “There was a Red-headed Woodpecker in my yard”, my brother tells me.    Then after I ask him a few questions about the bird I find out that it really is a Red-bellied Woodpecker.  He does not know much about birds so I had to ask.  The reason being is because many people incorrectly […]

facts about blue jays you may not know

Blue Jay Facts You May Not Know

  I always know when Blue jays are around because they make quite the entry with their loud raucous calling.  They usually come in a group of four or five as they make their way through the trees to my feeders.  I make sure to have a premium seed mix with peanuts and fruit in […]

green heron - what is a green heron

What Is A Green Heron?

I was sitting on my deck this quiet morning sipping my coffee and listening to the birds making their usual calls.  The Carolina Chickadees  and the Tufted Titmice are moving about my river birch, flying through the water mister that my husband set up in the tree.  A juvenile Blue jay is making its high […]

scarlet tanager - birds in backyard

Red Birds – North America

My niece posted on Facebook not long ago about how she saw a “red bird” in her yard and that it was a definite sign that her grandma (my mother) was watching over her.  There are those people who believe that red birds are  a representative of people who have died.  I guess it also […]

carolina wren - types of wrens found in north america

Types of Wrens Found In North America

Don’t you just love wrens.  They are those cute little birds that announce their presence with their loud boisterous singing or calls.  Sometimes that is the only way that you know they are there as they can be pretty secretive birds. Most people only know about the House Wren which is a common backyard bird […]