What's at your birdfeeder?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by tallpines, May 13, 2004.

  1. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

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    I'm enjoying---
    Indigo Buntings
    Orioles - 3 pair
    Rose Breasted Grosbeak - 2 pair
    Dozens of Gold Finches
    Mutiple Hummers
     
  2. Jane in southwest WI

    Jane in southwest WI Well-Known Member

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    We've had all the above (although the orioles don't hang around very long, and the indigo bunting made just a brief appearance). In addition we get a red-headed woodpecker, the downy and hairy woodpeckers, the red-bellied woodpeckers, red-winged blackbirds, cowbirds, bluejays, and cardinals. And of course a variety of finches and sparrows.

    Also near the house but not at the feeders, we have bluebirds, bobolinks and a meadowlark.

    The hummers are increasing in number every day. I have a hummer window feeder which is pretty cool - it is clear so you can see the hummer's tongue as it drinks the nectar.
     

  3. MaKettle

    MaKettle Well-Known Member

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    We have downy woodpeckers, red breated woodpeckers, nuthatches, titmice, gold finches, multiple sparrows and relatives, purple finches, cardinals, jays, starllings, and a racoon. Last year the coon took down the suet feeder, so I'm not replacing it for the spring/summer.
     
  4. Kathy in MD

    Kathy in MD Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds
    Pileated Woodpeckers
    Comman Flickers
    Red-Bellied woodpeckers
    Downey & Hairy Woodpeckers
    Fly Catchers
    Chickdees and Tifted Titmice
    Nuthatchers and Wrens
    Eastern Bluebirds
    Wood Thrush and Fox sparrows
    Scarlet Tangers
    Purple Finch and Gold Finch
    Indigo Buntings
    Rufous Towhee
    Hawks and Owls
    Cardinals and Blue Jays

    Please send back the Baltimore Orioles I have not seen one in a long time.

    No wonder I never get anything done aound here, I'm always looking at birds.
     
  5. Purple finches
    Goldfinches
    Cardinals
    Mourning Doves,
    1 Moscovie duck
    Hummers

    Barn Swallows (actually they are above, not feeding at the feeder)
    Great blue heron and geese (in the pond)
    Great Piliated Woodpeckers (in the trees)
    Bob White (everywhere but the feeder)
     
  6. Ed in S. AL

    Ed in S. AL Well-Known Member

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    Mostly Cardinals, Finchs and Blue Jays. Have a few Woodpeckers in the evening time, along with doves eating off the ground. The wild bunnies come out in the early evenings and early morning to feed on stuff that is dropped and the good grass growing around the feeder.
     
  7. MelissaW

    MelissaW Well-Known Member

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    All of the summer birds are home. The most recent arrivals are the chipping and white crowned sparrows. The little broad winged hawk is still sitting on top of the chicken run every morning window shopping, and there is a perigrine falcon who likes to visit the birdfeeder in order to stalk the diners! A robin is setting on 4 beautiful blue eggs in a nest she built right in the arm of my husbands back hoe! I guess he won't be working on the pond for at least a month!