Monday, December 13, 2010

Feed the Birds

The view from our kitchen window.


We feed our birds three types of food: black oiled sunflower seeds, niger (thistle) seed, and suet. Left to right above: a suet feeder, two sunflower feeders (one wood, one red metal), and then a mesh sack and two cylinder feeders, the latter three holding thistle seed. 

This set-up brings a nice variety of pretty birds, while at the same time is not attractive to other birds. These "other" birds might be hungry and in need of food but they tend to scare away some of the more skittish birds. Our regulars include four types of woodpeckers, cardinals, purple house finches, goldfinches, juncos, chickadees, white-crowned sparrows, red-breasted nuthatches, mourning doves. . . and these are just our winter birds.


Here's one of our frequent flyers. So fun to watch!

5 comments:

Ivory Spring said...

Sue, that is such a sweet sight. You ought to interpret that and make an art quilt!! :)

P. said...

I love that photo. I like how the red cardinal is smack dab in the middle, and you caught the one bird in flight next to him. I agree, it would be a sweet art quilt!

Chris said...

Wow - what a menagerie! I have a suet feeder up and a tube that contains both niger and sunflower seeds. Its dark when I leave in the AM and dark when I get home, so this weekend I'll have to really get a good look at my visitors.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

Hi there! Happy Christmas, hope you have a great holiday time with your family, M

Cara said...

How fun! The birdhouses all in a row are darling.

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