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Should You Feed Birds In Summer?

  Do you still feed the birds during the hot summer months?  I certainly do because I enjoy watching my backyard visitors all year long.  Plus, there are some birds that I only see in the summer time and if I didn’t have my bird feeders stocked with good food, I would probably miss them.  […]

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The Best Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been making their appearance in our gardens again and if you haven’t already  you should put out your nectar feeders, that is if you want them in your yard.  This migration map from my post in March will give you more details as to how far they have migrated now. We have had […]

What Do Goldfinches Eat?

You may not notice these beauties during the winter time as they are pretty dull looking, but come springtime the males plumage starts to pop into a vibrant yellow coloring that really stands out in your garden.  Do you know what bird I am talking about? Many people call them wild canaries but their actual […]

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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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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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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. […]