Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

Fall

Written on November 19, 2019 at 9:53 am, by

With this cold snap and snow cover, you would think you might be seeing some Juncos or snowbirds.  I have not been feeding the birds, so I can understand nothing at my feeder, but I am sure some of you have noticed them.  I cleaned my feeder and put some fresh suet and bird seed […]

Cardinals

Written on October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am, by

How can it be the end of October? Have you all finished up your gardening and cleared the unwanted vines, leaving ones that would be shelter or food for those feathered friends.  Do you birdwatchers have many Cardinals?  I usually have one pair off and on.  I do know that they like dense vines such […]

Bye bye birdie

Written on September 24, 2019 at 2:01 pm, by

One of the few birds, besides the Hummingbird, that I still notice on my front porch and yard is the Eastern Phoebe. It is constantly flying on my porch or deck as if it is looking for a nesting sight. I know it is not this time of year. It sits in some of my […]

Cats

Written on September 3, 2019 at 1:52 pm, by

The weather this week has been exceptionally nice.  Does it almost seem like an early fall? I have had several people asked me that.  Sometimes I feel, as I have said before, that this spring was different, and I am sure this fall will be different too.  Maybe I am just guessing, hopefully it will […]

School Bells

Written on August 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm, by

Iā€™m sitting here writing this article on my back deck, and enjoying the sounds of Goldfinches eating some of my dried flowers in my butterfly garden, and feeling the coolness of this crisp morning.  School bells are ringing throughout the area, with kiddos taking last minute trips with their parents, shopping trips for school supplies, […]

The Heat is On

Written on July 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm, by

The heat is on, as the song says. Hoping that we can get a break from this by next week. The week of July 17 has been extremely warm, and cautions going outdoors in the heat of the day.  The day I am writing this the high is to be 95.   The hummingbirds were […]

Dry July

Written on July 15, 2019 at 8:24 pm, by

As I have said these past few months, where does time go?  July 17th already.  It has been a dry July too.  We could use a rain. In April and May, when I think all those annuals are beautiful and would look great in the yard, I seem to forget about July and August being […]

Losing baby birds

Written on July 8, 2019 at 12:17 pm, by

I sincerely hope all of my readers enjoyed a safe and happy 4th of July. Independence Day!!! How we love our freedom and the day to celebrate it.  We were able to go camping and watch the Catfish Place fireworks.  Needless to say it was very warm and humid. The barometric pressure was even hovering […]

Goldfinches

Written on July 2, 2019 at 11:05 am, by

I have noticed questions about where the Goldfinches are now.  They are the most common birds at the feeder, thanks to its wide range and ability to adapt.  Sunflower and Niger seed are the mainstays of a goldfinches menu at the feeder, but they also enjoy other small seeds, such as millet. Weed seeds are […]

Hummingbirds Arriving

Written on June 17, 2019 at 6:44 pm, by

I have been enjoying this weather. I never thought I would say that we need a shower but honestly my garden is dry and hard.  I have so many things I want to do outside.  The hummingbirds are keeping me busy filling the feeders. I have two wrens here at the house and Bluebirds in […]