One of the delights as winter wanes is the return of so many different birds. Several days ago the red-winged blackbird males arrived, and on their heels were the neighbourhood bullies, the grackles. They come to the feeders in groups and they monopolize them, not… Read More
birds out back….. This mourning dove was hanging out in the apple tree this morning. The doves don’t eat at the feeders but they do eat from the ground underneath.
We’ve had a colony of house sparrows living in various housing units in our back and front yards for years. The most popular condo has been a 10-unit complex sitting on a flagpole high above our deck right near the feeding stations. It’s provided housing… Read More
I want to try to renovate all the bird houses around here this fall. We have several of them, mostly serving the house sparrow community (with one comfy cottage for a family of black-capped chickadees). We bought this triplex, and it’s a good unit except… Read More
Each fall the birdhouses need some work. The biggest thing is to clean out the old nest. I added a fresh layer of roofing material to this one as well, and added a giant washer to the front of the hole to prevent the squirrels… Read More
We’ve been hearing baby starlings chirping in the traffic light out on the back deck but this morning we got our first look at one of the babies.
Somehow or another we wound up with a traffic light on our back deck. It’s been rewired along the way so that when plugged in, all 3 lights come on. One spring a starling couple found the hole in the top of the light box… Read More