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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. […]

What’s the hurry?

What’s The Hurry? Everyone is always in a hurry these days. Watch people when you are riding along in a car at the stop light or while on the road. People are either busy talking on their phones or gasp! texting while driving. Parents are either rushing in to work or running their kids off […]

It’s only rock-n- roll but I like it!

A few years ago  (back in the stone age when cell phones did not come with cameras) I lived in Ohio on six and a half acres on a wooded lot.  My husband and I were relaxing out on our second story deck which was right there among the trees.   It was a great place for […]

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Birds Need Water Too!

Birds Need Water Everyday Just like animals birds need water to survive.  While they can get some of the moisture from their food most will search for water to drink every day.  They also need the water for bathing to clean their feathers and remove parasites.  So the solution is a birdbath. Last summer I […]

Nesting Materials for Birds

What is that? In the spring when the birds are starting to brood,  they search for different types of materials to make their nests. You can help them out by putting nesting materials in your yard.   I use a suet feeder that I placed natural cotton fiber in  like the one in the photo.  The […]

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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 […]

Hummingbirds are Back!

In my case it is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (or Hummer as I call it) that is back.  The Ruby-throated Hummer is the only hummer you will find where I live in Northern Kentucky.   Yes, there have been other species  here such as the Anna’s Hummingbird which somehow get lost in their migration  and end […]

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Attracting Backyard Birds Is Easy

How do you Attract Backyard Birds? You might just be surprised at the birds that you can attract to your backyard.  The type of bird food that you choose makes all the difference in the world.    I purchase mine either at a local feed store or online, but some hardware stores sell it as well as […]

Wild Bird Food

Wild Bird Food Follow Me Trying to figure out which type of wild bird food to buy for your backyard birds?  Well there are various types of bird food out there for purchase that can be specific to most bird species. For example, if you want to attract chickadees, cardinals, grosbeaks, juncos, and doves, sunflower seeds or […]

Birdwatching Gear

Binoculars When you really want to see a close-up of that interesting bird that just came to your feeder you will probably want to consider a good set of binoculars.   Choosing the best bird watching binoculars really comes down to individual preference. What’s important to you may not be important to someone else.  The […]