Wednesday, May 16, 2012

5 Days of Birdwatching-Day 3

Hello neighbors!

I hope you are enjoying this Hop as much as I am.  I am clicking through and reading many of the other posts!  I am enjoying writing this as well!

Now, where is my FAVORITE place to watch birds?  My own front yard.  We have several feeders out front, along with a birdbath.  We don't put them out back because that is where we go out and play games and let the dogs run.  The front yard is set up for the birds and my roses!  We have two feeders for the finches, one large feeder, mainly for the larger birds, but everyone seems to enjoy it anyway.  One Suet feeder and two hummingbird feeders.  Then I have a small table with my Tricycle water fountain, and since it is attracting birds, we have placed a bowl beside it with different bird seed and suet.

My setup by my window.

Our large feeder.

This one holds our suet.
It is really nice having the fountain and bowl right outside my window and having the birds hop right up there while I am on my computer.  There are now several of them that are bold enough to just sit there and eat and drink while I am working.  Unfortunately our cat has also found out that they visit, so sometimes she tries to sit on the window ledge.  She hasn't actually tried to go after any, but she does scare them off when she sits there.

Our Hummer feeders.

Our smaller feeders.

Our Bird Bath

From my window I can see all the feeders and the bird bath.  Presently we have large numbers of finches that come daily.  And I know we have at least two hummers as we saw them chasing each other around the feeders.  For being so tiny, they can really be mean to each other.  We also have a woodpecker that visits daily.  He spends time on our large tree out front.

One of our hummers!

In flight!

A little visitor at our bird bath!

We have tried to make the front yard a pleasant place for the birds to visit.  With several choices of feeders, the bird bath, bushes to hide in and of course we don't play around front.  The only problem we have run into is a few larger birds scaring away the smaller ones.  They seem to work it out though.

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Kym said...

I love your little tricycle bird feeder - very cute! We get a kick out of watching the hummingbirds jostling for position around the feeder too. I never thought about them being so territorial, but they are! I want to put out a sign saying "hey fellas, there's another hummer feeder on the other side of the house - stop fighting!" LOL

Unknown said...

We had a neighbor cat kill a bird on our feeder once. We didn't see any other birds on it for days. How did they know? I have no idea. I love all your feeders. You inspire me to get a new feeder out. I love the water fountain.