Thursday, December 16, 2010

Backyard Birds

Watching out the window this morning I saw about a dozen Robins, four Cardinals, two Blue jays, one Eastern Bluebird, and several more small brown birds in the yard at the same time. I don't even feed the birds. Imagine the activity out there if I did.

I keep telling myself that I will start feeding them but always forget. Plus, my neighbors have six roaming cats so I would hate to set up a buffet for them. The birds seem to be quite happy to forage in our yard so I shall leave'em be.

The most surprising thing for me is how often I see the Eastern Bluebirds. We have several pairs that frequent the yard. Every spring there is a bluebird/nuthatch battle for the one nest box we have. The nuthatch's always win. We should put up another box just for the Bluebirds as it would be a joy to have them stay all spring.

We have a think coating of ice on everything right now. All schools are closed today so I am staying in, wooo hooooo!

7 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

Michelle,

Me too on staying inside today! We set up the feeders last week. Today we have about a dozen Gold Finchs on two feeders and lots of other birds as well. Be careful if you get out on the roads.

Joanne said...

Our robins have all left town and flown south. Maybe they're in your yard right now! Sounds like a pretty scene you're looking out on ...

Lucy said...

Sounds busy! Does your garden naturally provide birds with lots of insects and seeds?

Lucy

Verde Farm said...

I'm in today too. All snow here so far. I love to watch the birds and it's so pretty to see them in teh winter. I need to get mine some seeds out there today if at all possible. The bluebird is my favorite :)

Teresa said...

I would love to feed our little birds, but I think the awful magpies would steal it all! I love to see the sweet birds in the snow.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Teresa

Skeeter said...

The brids are really starting to show up to the feeders now. My cats are enjoying the show from the sun room windows...

Merry Christmas...

Southern Lady said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Carla