Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

Thanksgiving

Written on November 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm, by

Now as I sit here writing this, I find that this week is already the middle of November. Thanksgiving activities are just around the corner.  We are forced to look at Halloween decorations in August, and Christmas in September and October. We almost forget that Thanksgiving is in there someplace. I love fall and enjoy […]

Scouting for Bird Nests

Written on November 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm, by

I always enjoy scouting for bird nests and this is a good time of year to do this.  I was checking out some bare trees today. The funniest thing happened.  I was watching some sparrows near a Robin’s nest of summer.  There were four or five sparrows and each one took a turn getting in […]

Feeding Stations

Written on October 24, 2017 at 6:05 pm, by

Report on my iridescent owls with bells I purchased for sparrows in shop and around the house.  I feel it worked well on the front porch, but I have now placed two in the shop and still have a bit of a problem.  I think I will place one in the middle of the shop […]

Lonely Hummingbird

Written on October 18, 2017 at 8:27 am, by

One little lonely hummingbird this week.  I felt so sorry for him, flying slow and looking for a blossom of anything. I immediately put one feeder back out. Have any of you began feeding anything as of now. I am still holding out for riddance of sparrows.  I am managing quite well with the owls […]

Pesky Varmints

Written on October 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm, by

A few tips to keep the deer and other varmints away from your feeders.  I was surprised to read that moistened dry dog food in a flat serving tray will entice blackbirds, crows, jays, starlings, and other pesky feeder birds away from the feeder friends.  Possums and raccoons also love the food, and will keep […]

House Sparrow

Written on September 26, 2017 at 11:50 am, by

This past week at the bird bath, the most of my visitors is the House Sparrow.  They are easily detected from each other by their face and chin. Of course the male is very dark on the face and obviously has a little more aggressiveness. The female is very bland in color, kind of a […]

Miss Ella

Written on September 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm, by

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for some fall weather. As October approaches, I am looking forward to cooler days and the possibility of some rain.  I know that the farmers are starting to get their crops out, but I feel we sure need a rain – dusty, dusty. The birds are […]

Miss Ella

Written on September 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm, by

Hello I hope your day is going well, and you are still enjoying a few birds, especially the hummingbirds. They are getting fewer here, but I still have several each day at the feeders. It will be lonely without their little squeaks at the feeders and the flitter of their little wings. More on the […]

September

Written on September 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm, by

Does anyone else think that time is marching on pretty fast? I can’t believe that it is September already.  The crops are drying down, hay is baled, gardening is winding down, and thoughts of fall are in our minds. Same goes for bird watching. Many of the migrating birds have gone.  A few robins remain, […]

Sugar Sappers

Written on August 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm, by

So many hummingbirds, so much sugar.  Wow.  I am loving it.  I still have a great many migrators and they are eating up their energy food. Amongst my other hobbies this summer, I have volunteered a few weeks at the Downing House, a museum in Memphis, Missouri.  It holds a wealth of historic information and […]