Friday, December 18, 2015

Wow, Birds in the Yard!

This is our front yard (viewed from inside our living room) that we've converted overtime from lawn to native plants and shrubs.

While sitting by the fire this morning, preparing for the day with some coffee I looked out the window and abandoned my breakfast just to watch.

There were birds EVERYWHERE...feeding on the tree stump and in the sumac, scratching in the leaf litter, pecking on the plant stalks and seed heads. Magic!

Well, it felt like magic to me, but really it makes sense...we created habitat and planted food sources, but still - magic! What a simple action that made such a huge difference. I really am in awe.

Here's the morning list I noted in about five minutes, in our tiny front yard, right next to the road:

Red-bellied Woodpeckers
Downy Woodpeckers
Dark-eyed Juncos
Northern Cardinals
Blue Jays
Tree Sparrows
Fox Sparrow!
Song Sparrow
House Sparrows
Tufted Titmice
Carolina Chickadees
White-breasted Nuthatches


  1. What a list for out the window viewing!! You guys are really on the right track.


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