The Feeders are Busy

Categories: Birds.

Watching the birds at feeding time is always interesting.   So many varieties flit in and out.  We have two feeder poles in the garden, each with four types of feeders on them.  Both are located fairly close to trees so the birds can take shelter if necessary. There are other types of feeders in different locations around the garden.

Enjoy some of the backyard visitors.

The female grosbeak on the coconut feeder.

the female grosbeak at craftygardener.ca

The male grosbeak at the coconut feeder.

the male grosbeak at craftygardener.ca

The red bellied woodpecker at the peanut feeder.

a red bellied woodpecker at craftygardener.ca

The nuthatch loves the peanut feeder too.

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The oriole at the new oriole feeder.

the oriole at the feeder at craftygardener.ca

The male ruby throated hummingbird at the same oriole feeder.  There is a hummingbird feeder on the other side of this pole but the hummer seems to prefer this feeder.  Perhaps it is the nice landing ring all around that attracts it, because the food is the same.

a hummingbird at the feeder at craftygardener.ca

The feeder pole at the back of the garden is busy at dinner time.  This one is located fairly close to the honeysuckle shrub for snacking on the berries when seeds or nuts aren’t the choice.

at the feeder pole at craftygardener.ca

This young grosbeak was rescued after a loud thunk on the front window.  At first it didn’t move and we got worried, but after a minute or two being held in some warm hands and then being placed into the garden it recovered and flew back to its family.

a young grosbeak rescued at craftygardener.ca

Happy bird watching.  Nature never fails to amaze me.

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  1. Ohhh…that little Grosbeak is so sweet! I hope he is flying high today! Love the colors of the oriole too. We haven’t seen those two here. But we have a hummer that should be FAT…he eats all day long! We love our feeders and watching the birds. Enjoy your day! Hugs!
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    • He seemed to make a full recovery and rejoined the family in the back garden. The hummer is at the feeder all the time, hummers have the fastest metabolism of all birds so need to fill up frequently. It is amazing they can fly so far at migration time. Have a lovely day.

  2. Myrtle

    Thanks for sharing all the birds feeding, yes you do have a lot of differnt birds comining to visit all the different feeders you have. They would be so intertaining to sit out on a nice day and watch

  3. I applaud your efforts as a caretaker and friend to birds. Keeping all the feeders clean, and making different types of feed is a commitment of your time and money. All told, we get to see different types of birds at different stages in their development not to mention their behaviour.
    Bottom line it’s fun too!

    Your photos and close-up of the young Grosbeak are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
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