We've done a lot to attract blue birds to our yard, and to protect them from their enemies when they nest.
Usually, after their nesting is done in the spring, we don't see them again. I always thought they fly further south for the winter.
Since I work all day, I don't know what goes on at the feeders during the day. Over the holidays, I had a lot of days off and boy was I ever surprised to see bluebirds in the front yard maple tree. After a few days, I realized that they come every day at about 1:00 and then again around 4. I make sure they have a good supply of meal worms.
I put the worms in this feeder. The holes on the sides are blue bird size, though I have seen the Carolina Wrens eating there too.
There are usually about 10 bluebirds at one time. Since both broods were 4 each this year, I wonder if the 10 that come now are the parents and the babies.
I tried to get a pic of more of them at one time, but any movement at the window (or when a car goes by) sends them up into the tree.
I love it that all the birds seem to get along at this time of the year. Mostly we have cardinals, nuthatch, titmouse, chickadees, bluebirds and of course the stinking english sparrows. Lots more varieties come and go.
The hawk still comes...but that's nature. And I love it when the crows come too. They are amazing birds.
And since this is a critter update, I'll have to mention Rockie and Rickie. We haven't seen them for a few months. We figured out that they were hanging out together since they were taking turns at the sandwich bowl. We surmise that Rockie was a girl and Rickie looked a little more masculine so maybe he was a boy. Even though they haven't come to eat, Corey saw them cross the road a few nights ago when he came to visit. We'll probably see little Rockies in the spring.
Opie still comes around too if I put food out. I try not to now. We have feral cats living around here. I suspect that the hawk steals a kitty or to. I won't tell you how I know...its all nature.
The squirrels still come, but they don't seem to be the same as we had a few years ago. They are smaller and thinner and their tails are thin. Not sure what's up with that, but I miss the ones that were around before. We think the guy across the street was shooting them. If I had proof, I'd have had the DNR out here faster than he could reload.
Well, that's about it.
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