Spring Birds

Molting & Paring As much as Mother Nature doesn’t want to let go of winter weather, birds in our garden don’t want any part of it.  Their songs are much louder now and they chase each other around in the garden a lot more too.  There are a couple of things indicating spring has arrived: American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) are molting and the arrival of … Continue reading Spring Birds

Good Year For Bluebirds

Starting Their Second Brood I think the Bluebirds are getting more comfortable with our garden now.  They no longer leave us during winter.  We provide roosting boxes, food and water in heated birdbaths when nothing much is around in winter and we help with guarding their nesting box during their breeding season.  Since they have become our resident birds, they have started their nesting early. … Continue reading Good Year For Bluebirds

First Family of the Year

Eastern Bluebirds Have Settled However bad this last winter was, the Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia Sialis) elected not to leave us for warmer digs down south.  Maybe because we provided everything they needed here: food, water and places to roost inside from the cold wind and snow.  This last winter was the first time that they were really present on an almost daily basis.  Once the weather started to get warmer, they started … Continue reading First Family of the Year

Bluebird

Hope They will Winter With Us We have been housing Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) in our garden for a few years now.  They arrive in early spring and check out birdhouses around the yard for nest-building and raising their chicks.  In years past they would be gone by mid-autumn, but they never left this year.  After their chicks fledged this year, they’ve been hanging around … Continue reading Bluebird