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Five Minutes of Pictures of Our Bird Feeder

May 2, 2013

Our thirty years of feeding the birds year round have never been as good as what we are experiencing now!  I took these 4 pictures this morning over a span of 5 minutes just to show you a sample of the kinds of birds we are attracting with Scotts Songbird Selections NutriThrive Wild Bird Food.

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Titmouse and Indigo Bunting

Titmouse and Indigo Bunting

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Here is a list of some of the birds we have seen at our feeder over the past several days:  Purple Finch, Gold Finch, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Chickadee, Titmice, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Cardinal, and Wren.  We even get a pair of Mourning Doves who somehow squeeze themselves onto this small feeder several times a day.

One of the keys is we feed birds at this feeder year round.  We have a bird bath nearby.  The nearby trees are a great staging area for birds waiting their turn to feed.  This feeder is hanging from the overhang two feet in front of the window at our kitchen sink where the squirrels can’t reach.   (The squirrels do get to enjoy what happens to fall to the ground.)  Since the birds are so used to coming to this feeder, they do not seem to mind that we are watching them from just a few feet away.

I think this is the best bird food blend we have ever tried (and over the years we have spent a ton of money trying them all).

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4 Comments
  1. How wonderful! I thought I saw an indigo bunting the other day, now you have confirmed that they are here. Thanks for the inspiring post. I must get my feeder up again.

    • Hi Carla
      We have an old bird book that shows a side by side picture of the Indigo Bunting and Blue Grosbeak to help make sure there is no confusion. Then we had both of them within minutes of each other this morning… pretty cool. Last month we were getting regular visits from Bluebirds that are living in an old pine tree trunk out back, however now there are plenty of insects for them so they do not come to the feeder as much.

      • Thank you for the clarification, Ashton. I have now learned a new bird! I thought I was looking at an Indigo but after reading your reply, I looked more closely. I have been seeing a Blue Grosbeak! We have a Bluebird nesting under our roof eave. I love watching her come and go.

  2. Judy Henderson permalink

    Ashton! Love the bird info!!!

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