Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
We just had our first Baltimore Oriole arrive at our feeding station. For those living in the Midwestern United States that means it is definitely time to get your hummingbird and oriole feeders up. To have the best chance of attracting them to your yard this spring and summer put your feeders out in early May. If you entice them with an easy food supply they will be much more likely to nest in your area and continue visiting all through the spring and summer months. Orioles and hummers are creatures of habit so once they establish themselves in your yard they will be much more likely to return year after year! Here is the oriole we spotted this morning. Hooray for spring colors!
We have had our first sighting of a Rufous-sided Towhee! In over 30 years of feeding birds we have never seen one in our yard until this year. Two of them have been hanging around the feeders this past week and I finally managed to capture a good shot of one today. Very exceptional looking birds!