Feeding the birds

I love feeding the birds. I have the feeders situated on the deck so that I can see them from my living room, dining room, and kitchen. This is a pretty small crowd – often there are birds covering every one of the feeders, all perches, and scouring the ground below. In addition to these sparrows, finches, and doves, I’m seeing red-bellied, downy, and hairy woodpeckers, blue jays, robins, cardinals, and a very large, noisy family of starlings daily.

Here’s the list of the different birds I’ve seen in or near the yard since I moved in here.

  • American Crow 
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Robin
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Black-capped Chickadee 
  • Blue Jay
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 
  • Canada Goose
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Common Grackle
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Dark-eyed Junco 
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • European Starling 
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Gull sp
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Hooded Merganser
  • House Finch
  • House Sparrow
  • House Wren
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Killdeer
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Mallard
  • Mourning Dove
  • Mute Swan
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Northern Flicker
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch 
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak 
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Song Sparrow 
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Tufted Titmouse 
  • Tundra Swan
  • Turkey vulture
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Wood Duck
%d bloggers like this: