Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hand Fed?

I have been trying to get brown headed nuthatches to feed out of my hand for awhile now, I finally got them to be brave enough to get a sunflower seed out of a cup that I hold in my hand. Its pretty cool to be that close to these sweet little birds! So friendly. I love them. ~Whitney

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bluebird Family

For the past few weeks, we have noticed that some one has been building in our bluebird house. We were hoping that it was the bluebirds, so sure enough we saw the bluebirds at the house. They are building, they have no babies yet. I was lucky enough to have gotten this shot of the male eastern bluebird at the bluebird house. The female was in the tree. He didn't have anything in his beak, he just peeked in. I guess to see if the all the furniture was in the right place!!! :D No, birds don't use furniture. When I looked in the house about a week ago, they had the floor of the nest done. I haven't looked in it since. We always get a Eastern Bluebird and a Brown headed Nuthatch family every year. I wish we would get a chickadee family or something, anything besides HOUSE SPARROWS! I will keep everyone updated on the Bluebird Family. ~Whitney

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hot Weather!

Now that it is getting hotter, make sure that have fresh, clean for the birds and squirrels in your area. You need to at least clean the bowls or bird bath once or twice a week, and put clean water in it every day. Birds love to take bathes in shallow water bowls. You can use a pot tray like this one on the left, birds like it to take a bath in. You can use anything, make sure it is not metal, as this can make the little birds feet hot. You even might crows to come! ~Whitney