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Attracting Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

Attracting Rose-breasted Grosbeaks was easy in our home over in Ohio.  This was on six and a half acres that was mostly wooded.  They were our welcome visitors for the entire summer there and I just loved them!  They would come in to our platform feeder and at our window feeder (photo left) that was […]

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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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Attract Bluebirds to Your Yard

  With its vibrant blue head and wings and reddish orange neck and chest who wouldn’t want the beautiful Eastern Bluebird in their backyard?  Not to mention the fact that this bird is great to have around for insect control. We have had them in our yard at our previous homes but it has been […]

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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 […]

API 650 Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Bracket

Heated Bird Bath Review

 Product: API 650 Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Bracket Price:  $69.95 Where to Purchase:  Amazon Product Dimensions:  20 in diameter, 2 inch depth Color:  Light stone color Shipping Weight:  5.8 LBS   Heated Bird Bath Overview The API 650 Heated Bird Bath comes with a railing mount.  It is constructed of plastic with a built-in thermostat under the surface to prevent […]

Keep Bees Off Hummingbird Feeders

Bees At Hummingbird Feeders     I have a new hummingbird feeder (it’s number 5), nothing fancy, that my husband decided to place on a tree limb right inside the tree that surrounds the front of our deck (in photo above).  I do not know why we didn’t think of this before but…what a great […]

Where are the Hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds You know them well, those small, zippy birds that flap their wings so fast (80 times per second) and make a humming noise.  Those beautiful birds with iridescent feathers that can fly right… left.. up… down… backwards… and even upside down.  They also will hover over a flower, a feeder, or maybe even you […]

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Top 10 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

What is a Hummingbird? Hummingbirds can be found only in the Western Hemisphere, from southeastern Alaska to southern Chile, although most live in the tropics. There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, twelve of which summer in North America and winter in tropical areas.  Where I live, it is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (see photo below). Hummingbirds are […]

Bird Nesting Boxes

Why Do Birds Need A Nesting Box Follow Me While there are many birds who are able to build their nests in trees, shrubs, and planters there are other birds that need natural cavities for nesting.   Woodpeckers for example, drill holes in decaying trees for their nesting places and owls use abandoned holes for theirs. With increased land […]