Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS


Written on January 16, 2018 at 11:03 am, by

Let me say cold!!!!!  That it has truly been.  January 10 was a beautiful warm day.  I was able to get out and get some fresh air. We were able to get the Christmas decorations down, and I cleaned up the front porch of some of the sunflower hulls.  I certainly was glad to get […]

Weathering Winter

Written on January 10, 2018 at 4:23 pm, by

It’s 2018. Wow. Already it has managed to become January 10. Before you know it, it will be February, and spring will soon be here. These past few days it has been too cold to do much outside.  I stay in and watch the birds. I have went through a lot of sunflower seed. I […]

White Christmas?

Written on December 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm, by

Do you think the snow will hold off until after the holidays? It would sure make for safe travel for all of our families who are out and about. I do love to sit inside and watch the peaceful snow fall, however, I do not like to get out in it.  So maybe we just […]

Fall into Winter

Written on December 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm, by

I hope you are all in the holiday spirit.  Seems like it has came around rather quickly. This weather has been beautiful, and hard to believe that it is the end of November. I have been working in the yard the last few days, getting my fall decorations down. I remember in September, I could […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Written on November 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm, by

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us here at Pine Ridge Bluebird Trails. We are enjoying this time of gathering together with family and friends. I have had a few birds at my front porch feeder. I do not have a lot of leaving shrubbery to protect my birds right around my […]


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 […]