Sunday, May 17, 2009

17 May 2009

The bluebird food was gone twice and I did not see a bird take it. I suspect that the squirrels ate it.

I saw that both Bob and Doug were out in the yard today. Will check on them later.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

10 May 2009

Happy Mothers' Day. It was 75 degrees, sunny and a beautiful day out. There were birds everywhere.
Bob came by several times with his significant other. I am going to name her Betty. Bob would fly up to the sunflower seed feeder and grab a seed. He would crack it open and then fly down and feed Betty. I will have to dig into this one a little more this summer. I have a few more bird types coming into the feeders but I want to get some pictures of them first before I put them in here.

Friday, May 8, 2009

8 May 2009

I took the day off of work. Since I was in the backyard anyways, I decided to do some work and watch birds. I saw Bob. Oh, Bob is the darker male northern cardinal that is always feeding back there. Doug is the other male northern cardinal. I saw Doug chasing Bob again, but only Bob came into the feeder. By the way, here is a picture of Doug.

I also bought another feeder and wanted to get some mealworms for it. I went over to the Wild Bird Center and they said that they were out of mealworms and that they weren't sure when they were going to get some in. I decided to buy some bluebird food instead. I will keep you posted to see how many days that the new feeder is empty of bluebirds.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

3 May 2009

Today it was raining, raining and more raining. I got a good picture of my bird bath.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

2 May 2009

This morning I got outside to the backyard around 0930. It was overcast and around 61 degrees. I cut the grass and put out seed in 2 of the feeders. It had been a few days since I had seed out and it didn't take long for the birds to find it. I saw at least 7 different species of birds. I saw 3 Northern Cardinals, several Song Sparrows and House Sparrows, a House Finch, a Blue Jay, a couple of Mourning Doves and an American Robin. This was in a matter of about 20 minutes.

The interesting thing about today was the Northern Cardinals. There were 2 males and 1 female. The males spent the whole time chasing each other and doing fly-bys while the female ate sunflower seeds on the ground. I only remember seeing 1 male and 1 female last year so it will be interesting as the summer progresses.

Here is a picture of the female and 1 of the males.