Garden Birds

A place for those of us who love to garden to attract a wide variety of birds, and to discuss the many benefits of protecting our beautiful winged friends.

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Changing of the Seasons...How do you help your visiting feathered friends making it through the upcoming winter months? 5 Replies

As we are now deep into autumn here in the northern hemisphere, and the weather is getting colder, we are now seeing different birds arriving in our backyards.  Let's share how we assist our…Continue

Started by Gyda Marie Haynes. Last reply by Gyda Marie Haynes Nov 20, 2010.

Gardening for birds

I had this all done and the page crashed, so upsetting.I have a high canopy of six trees and two spruce. A low layer of two (large) juniper bushes and a couple of lilac bushes. Also I have been…Continue

Started by Margaret Beers Oliver Nov 20, 2010.

making wild bird feeders. 1 Reply

One of my favorites to make involves children (of any size or age), pine cones, peanut butter and suet, and bird seed... and something to hang the bird feeder up like a wire loop. I heat the peanut…Continue

Started by Margaret Beers Oliver. Last reply by Gyda Marie Haynes Nov 1, 2010.

Hummingbird Migration

It's late in the summer here, and I've noticed a decrease in the number of hummingbirds I'm getting at my feeders and flowers.  I'd like to hear from you on the arrival or departure of your hummers…Continue

Started by Gyda Marie Haynes Sep 7, 2010.

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Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on September 14, 2010 at 4:44am
Welcome, Sheryl...I'm in the middle of some job hunting nice to see you here. Hopefully this week I'll get some discussions going. Hope your weather is better today.
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on September 13, 2010 at 2:18am
Really? It's clear and sunny here this morning. I haven't had much time to be on here this past week...had a couple job interviews. Need to get my discussions going...
Comment by Sheri on September 12, 2010 at 3:55pm
It's raining again!
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on September 7, 2010 at 7:10am
Yes, it's difficult sometimes...I took some pictures of a Cooper's Hawk yesterday and this morning...they are so well camoflaged in the tree branches! Well, keep trying...they may come closer. You're right, nothing I've found mentions the white chest with spots. Maybe "Mother Nature" is playing with us! Gonna go do some more looking.
Comment by Sheri on September 7, 2010 at 7:02am
I wasn't able to get pictures because of the distance and the branches. One thing I noticed in the link you posted and in my bird book, none of the birds have the white chest with the spots. Hummmm.......maybe "Mother Nature" has changed his suit!
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on September 7, 2010 at 6:50am
Here's a link that tells you more abouth the Pileated Woodpecker; however, it doesn't mention red underneath...I'm going to keep on looking.
Maybe you could get some photos...I'd love to see these birds!
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on September 7, 2010 at 6:41am
Hi Sheri, Congratulations on your Pileated Woodpecker! I have two bird books, and both describe the male as having a red moustache and red col,oring under his beak. Yes, the Pileated is the largest woodpecker in North America, and their very favorite food is carpenter ants. Both range maps show them as a year-around bird in about two-thirds of Washinton State ` both in yours and my local area. I'm going to do some research online and see if I can find out about the red under the tail, since neither books gives that identifying marking.
Comment by Sheri on September 7, 2010 at 6:25am
Hello Gyda, Congratulations on the new group! We just noticed a weird event here, winged carpenter ants have been exiting a neighbor's huge evergreen tree and 2 very large (we think) Pileated Woodpecker's showed up for the feast. I say "we think" because from the one we could see one had red coloring under his tail feathers and under his beak. The description in my bird book does not give that description. He also had dark spots on his white breast. Possibly a transient from Alaska migrating south? We were sure glad they showed-up to eat the ants since our house is stick-built.

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