Welcome to my Bird Blog!
Migratory bird populations have taken a nose dive in the past 40 years. But you can help bring their numbers back by creating beneficial, beautiful and fun habitats in your own backyard. Discover favorite plants and environments that shelter and feed colorful songbirds, as well as how to make them feel welcome by offering their preferred natural foods.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Much to my surprise, a tall plant with dark blue buds suddenly appeared in my garden in early May. I never planted it, so the birds must have done it for me! I watched it grow taller, and eagerly awaited the blooming of the many flowers along the branched stalk. After several weeks, I was rewarded for my patience.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Hummingbird Haven successfully protected
Magnificent Hummingbird Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidbygott/4456740326/
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Hummingbirds and Lots of Other Birds Migrate from Colombia Every Year!
Friday, May 9, 2014
I am always amazed at the beauty of Northern Orioles, not just for their physical appearance, but for their lyrical songs and enchanting call notes. They have honored me once again with their presence in my yard after a long migratory journey from South America.
|Male Northern Oriole Just Arrived, and he's looking thin and very hungry, but very handsome!|
|Beautiful Feather Colors of the Northern Oriole include yellow, orange, black and white.|
7 Natural Ways to Entice Orioles to Your Yard
Oriole Nectar Feeder
Thursday, April 24, 2014
- Newspaper or old tablecloth to cover your work surface
- Large straw hat with a 4" (approx.) deep crown to accommodate most backyard birds
- Glue Gun
- 12" x 12" piece of bubble wrap or other thick plastic to cover back of hat
- Wire cutters
- Assorted silk flowers of your choice
- Bottle cap measuring 1 1/2" in diameter
- Marking pen
- Start by tracing around 1 1/2" bottle cap or jar lid with marking pen in the middle of crown top; and then cut on marked line with scissors.
- Turn hat over and place bubble wrap over the back of the crown opening.
5. Use your glue gun to attach each flower over the staple points along the top of the straw hat brim. Then begin to fill in empty spots with more flowers and some leaves.
Building the Ultimate Brush Pile for Your Birds
Pearl's Backporch Scrapbook