HI Newbie from WV! How nice..all those birds..I wouldn't have room for them in my tiny tiny yard..but I would love to have them too! Glad you've found our not so little team! It seems to be growing like wildfire! Welcome! Kylie
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hi maewings, thats what i love to do feed birds and i would love to go on hike to see birds closer up and take pictures. and sceney. i even have chipmunk he thinks he,s a bird sits right on the bird feeder i feed him peanuts he loves them. and a rabbit that eats bird seed from the ground. probably waiting for my garden to get in. he took my beans plants before they got to big ate them right off.so maybe i,ll fix him this year.
Hi all, I wonder if there's a limit to how many teams one can have? LOL I've found so many that appeal to me.
I absolutely love birds. I've been watching in my backyard for years until I met my husband and now we live on 20 acres worth of land in the form of a stream, some forest, some farmland, and a little yard. We are members of the National Wildlife Federation and our local Potomac Audubon Society.
Recently, since I've started SP, our local Audubon society had a wildflower festival and hike and I went with another SP member and we walked the 1-3 mile hike. What a neat way to get your exercise in. There weren't many birds because there was too much foot traffic, but I did hear a red bellied woodpecker.
For the past two years, we've also participated in the North American Backyard Bird Count. That's neat.
The species that we have are - if I can remember them all:
Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Cowbird, Tufted Titmouse, Junco, Red Winged Blackbird, Grackle, Starling, Robin, Goldfinch, Blue Indigo, Mourning Dove, Red Finch, House Wren, Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Red Shouldered Hawk, Barred Owl, Wild Turkey, Hummingbird, Raven, Mockingbird, White Breasted Nuthatch, Red Breasted Nuthatch, and I'm sure I missed someone...LOL
This year as part of starting SP, I wanted to add more hikes for exercise and I've done that so far. It's so neat to hike and see these birds.
Um, let's see..what else? We have three birdbaths, two suet feeders, two tube feeders, three house feeders. We feed with black oiled sunflower, peanut hearts, cracked corn, safflower seed, and finch food.
Let's add to that I absolutely love the outdoors, but recently had allergy testing done and I'm allergic to so many pine trees AND bird feathers..go figure...I'm not about to have those allergies ruin my love for birds and wildlife!
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