Care for bluebirds, wild birds

Care for bluebirds, wild birds

Have you been feeding some of the wild birds out in your garden this yr? I have and I have relished observing the little nuthatches, woodpeckers, mourning doves, cardinals and blue jays out in my garden. I have talked to numerous people  about how we all enjoy watching birds at the feeders. 

Nuthatches are interesting as they wander up and down the sides of trees and go toward my suet feeders and dart off the tree. Woodpeckers, blue jays and crows look to consider more than as they fly in and get started taking in. Frankly, I just have not been able to get my fill of observing them. Sharon and I have a pleasant-sized bay window in our residing room and love them all.

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I was working out in the pool final 7 days and a new friend talked to me about a single of her passions, and we wound up speaking about bluebirds and caring for them this time of calendar year. I interviewed bluebird specialist Dale Rabung, and he served with some ideas for this column.

Bluebirds provide welcome color in a monochrome winter landscape.

All about bluebirds

Henry David Thoreau explained the Jap bluebird or Sialia sialis as the fowl of heaven and earth due to the fact of its sky-blue and earth-purple coloration. Bluebirds are members of the thrush loved ones whose tune announces spring is coming soon.

Eastern, Mountain and Western bluebirds are similar in that they have intense blue color heads. You will locate Japanese bluebirds in open up woodlands, old orchards, parks, gardens, all over farms, outdated trees, fenceposts or nest bins.