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How to Attract Orioles

Spring is such an exciting time for bird watching around my house here in Kentucky.  Song birds are starting to arrive such as the Eastern Phoebe which has been here for about two weeks now, the Tree Swallow which I spotted just last week, and over this past weekend,  the Chipping Sparrow.    Warblers are […]

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Top 5 Best Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbirds are coming!  Are you ready for them?  I know that I am here in Northern Kentucky.  It won’t be long before I start to see them at my hummingbird feeders and I cannot wait! I have several hummingbird feeders that I place around my home for these beauties.  There are two reasons why I […]

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Purple Martin Bird House

    It won’t be long before Purple Martins return from their wintering home in South America.  The adults generally arrive anywhere from January to May depending on where you live.  Here in Kentucky we start to see them around the middle of March.  More south sooner and the more north you are add a […]

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Bird Feeding Stations

  I’m birding from my window on this cold wintry day.  We just got two and a half inches of snow on the ground on top of the two that we already have.  Not only is there snow covering the landscape but the ground is also frozen right now with temperatures at 10 degrees F.  […]

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Feeding Wild Squirrels

  In my last post I listed a few squirrel proof bird feeders that are pretty good at keeping the squirrels at bay.  One person commented that “the squirrels need to eat too!”  But many people, including me, do not appreciate squirrels at their bird feeders because they hog the feeder,keeping the birds from getting […]

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Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

          Squirrels are very cute little critters that are so fun to watch as they scurry up trees or chase one another around the yard.  You might even like watching them all wrapped up around your bird feeder munching away on the wild bird food that you put out.  Then you […]

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Suet For The Birds

  Pileated Woodpecker at my Backyard Feeder   Suet is one of the best  types of food to feed your backyard birds especially in the winter.  It is usually made from fat such as rendered animal fat but peanut butter, high in fat, can also be used.  Both provide protein and carbohydrates which means energy for […]

Peanuts! Peanuts! Get your Peanuts!

Attracting Bluejays     Attracting Blue jays to your yard can be very entertaining.  It is all about peanuts which is a favorite of this beautiful and amazing bird.  The photo on the left is of a particular Blue jay who with the rest of its family, likes to visit our feeders and bird baths daily. […]

Who Drank the Hummingbird Juice?

The Usual Suspect The other day I was reading a Facebook post about someone complaining that their hummingbird feeder  was getting drained nightly.  The person wanted to know who the culprit was.  I had to chuckle because that was a problem I had a few years ago until I got wise. People were commenting on the […]

Wild Bird Food

Wild Bird Food Follow Me There are various types of wild bird seed that will attract different species of birds to your yard.   The seed that attracts the widest variety of birds for most backyard bird feeders, is sunflower.  Other varieties of seed can help attract different types of birds to round out your backyard visitors. […]