Most Common Backyard Birds

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If feeding wild birds is a new interest to you, you are probably wondering what birds will visit your backyard. Find out here what is most commonly seen. By now, you may even have your first bird feeder placed and filled with seed. I am sure that as a beginning bird feeder, you are excited […]

If I Stop Feeding Birds in Winter, Will They Die?

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Recently, a reader of Feeding Backyard Birds addressed a concern about our feathered friends. This concern is very common to many who are unacquainted with wild bird feeding. To all readers, the question in general is: If I stop feeding birds in winter, will they die? A bird’s instinct is to rely heavily upon itself […]

My reason for feeding backyard birds

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I am Craig Curtis. I am in my early twenties. My interest in backyard birds began shortly after my German Shepherd “Penny” died when I was a teenager. There was no life outside the kitchen window. All I thought of was Penny. I wanted to see life outside the window. Then, I noticed the makeshift […]

My backyard birds have gone green!

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Over this past late spring, I have noticed robins and wrens nesting in our yard. One robin has nested over a spotlight which lies under an attic vent. Once the chicks were raised, the mother left the nest, and before we could remove the abandoned nest, a new mother robin moved in to an old […]

What backyard birds eat in summer

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By late spring, migratory birds and backyard birds resume their native diet. By now, an abundant horde of insects both in the air, on tree bark and buds, or within tree cavities, are the primary part of our feathered friends’ diet. As summer bird feeding approaches, their native diet expands to fruit, seeds and buds. Because […]

Summer bird feeding

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  Feeding migratory birds in Summer – Why bird watchers love it While the early weeks of spring ushered many beloved migratory birds, many bird watchers favor Summer bird feeding because the bird activity reaches its peak as late Spring migration brings the rest of our backyard birds to their destination. This peak brings a […]