Oh, but first, one of the cutest birds - a female
|Female Cowbird and Male Cowbird|
|Male Cowbird - some of the prettiest bird songs ever!|
|Scary grackle eye|
|This guy has the coolest markings...|
|... so very Hitchcock and/or Halloween!|
|Pileated Woodpecker in action on an old stump|
Check out the video of the Pileated Woodpecker you can see the new feeder pole at the end.
Really rips it up on this one
Call of the Pileated Woodpecker
A very soggy and wet Mourning Dove after a heavy rain storm trying to dry out...
quick video of the above photos but unfortunately the camera got blurry because it was focusing on the trees in the background, but you can hear how cute the birds are at least... and the start of the cicadas!
And this is a video of a goldfinch singing by the house.
The deer and squirrels have been forever clearing out our feeders, especially over winter. I feel for those guys, I really do, but bird seed is expensive and besides, the deer eat everything that is supposed to be resistant anyways. Here is THE solution. It's a 10 ft pole, more expensive than I initially wanted to spend, but with a baffle, four hooks for feeders, and easy to install... the utility derived is well worth it.
Check out the Deer Proof Bird Feeder from Backyard Wild Birds.
We've located the feeder pole ten feet away from the roof (so squirrels can't jump to it) near the kitchen and dining room windows and can watch while washing dishes or eating breakfast. We love it, the cats love it, oh and the birds love it too.