Yellow-rumped Warbler - birds in winter

Types Of Winter Birds To Look For In Your Backyard

A few weeks ago my Ruby-throated Hummingbird visitors left for the season.  Them along with many of the other visiting songbirds that breed here  in my neck of the woods (Kentucky) and the eastern half of the United States.  I hate to see them leave but I know that there are many types of winter […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Keep Raccoons Out Of Your Yard

It always fascinates me how people can put their trash cans out the evening before pick up and have open lids with obvious food containers sticking out of them.  Every time I see this I tell my husband, “raccoons will be very happy tonight.”  Then the next morning you see the garbage can tipped over […]

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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 […]

window hummingbird feeder - top 5 best hummingbird feeders

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 […]

carolina chickadee - bird feeding stations

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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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 […]

long nosed bat at hummingbird feeder - who drank the hummingbird juice

What Is Drinking My Hummingbird Nectar Every Night?

The Usual Suspect The other day I was reading a Facebook post about someone asking this,  “what is drinking my hummingbird nectar every night?”  It seemed that every night their hummingbird feeder  was getting drained and they were getting very frustrated about it. I too had that same question several years back when I first started […]