A blog about a first-time house owner learning to maintain his backyard, and thoughts about nature, science, history, and life.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Birds Have Found the Feeders

The birds are now comfortable with the birdfeeders, and there's a steady stream of birds in the yard all day.  I regularly see mourning doves, robins, blue jays, starlings, sparrows, juncos, finches, chickadees, and goldfinches.  Their songs have been echoing around Freeville for a few weeks now, and its nice to see them making themselves at home in my yard.  Maybe a couple of pairs will choose to take up residence and build a nest in one of my trees.  As you can see, the feeders now require occasional re-filling:

Here's a short, shaky video that I shot of a blue jay going to town in the yard, before something startles it:

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