Birds looking for food on a winter day. Both our ground feeders and bird feeders was super busy even before sunrise due to about 4 inches of snow over night. There were mourning doves, junco, cardinals on the ground feeder before I hit the record button. These birds need to find food sources in the winter time especially with everything covered in snow.
Fill your feeders with the best bird foods that provide energy. Birds will eat to keep warm during these cold days. Winter can be hard season for many of these birds so keep you feeders refilled with seed. Your bird feeders can attract plenty of birds to your backyard or garden and will help them survive on a winter day.
American Gold Finch, Mourning Doves and House Finches
American Gold Finch, Mourning Doves and House Finches was hanging around our bird feeders today. I wasn’t home today but took some time to review this on video today and it is my first time I have seen a pair of American Gold Finches. In past I would only see one at a time. We are sure will see more as we get closer to spring time. Had plenty of mourning doves and house finches at the feeders today as well.
Bird Video for Cats to Watch the Dove Party, they were partying on the ground as well as in the platform. Long video is great for your cats who like to watch the birds. These were Morning Doves that did invite the Finches to party with them.
Just a raining day here in Ohio and it had the birds looking for food.
Downy Woodpecker Finding the Right Peanut. Or maybe he is counting how many peanuts are in the feeder. But he takes his time and find the right peanut. Most of the time when we see a Downy Woodpecker they are either on the peanut feeder or hanging on the suet cake. We have several Downy Woodpeckers in our back yard both male and females. They are fast and fun to watch.
Cooper Hawk Returns. You wonder why the birds fly off and it gets real calm around your bird feeders. Usually they know when there is danger. As I looked outside the back window I seen the cooper hawk retuned and was sitting on top of the feeder thinking that a bird may just decide to join him. He fell short of his goals at least here today.
American Gold Finch wasn’t in a hurry on a windy day
American Gold Finch wasn’t in a hurry on a windy day. It starts out with mourning doves try to just land on the platform on a windy day. Once the American Gold Finch found the nyjer seed he just wasn’t in a hurry to go anywhere. Black-capped Chickadee, house finches and nuthatch came and left while the American Goldfinch enjoyed the nyjer seed.
Hawk tries to attack birds in evergreen shrub. Noticed our bird feeder got real calm so I took a look out back and seen the hawk above in the tree. By the time I got the video camera he had moved down to the fence where he was watching some birds hiding in the evergreen shrubs. He made one pass into the tree but didn’t have success. We are beginning to see more of these around our neighborhood. Hunting around a active bird feeder is like going to a local buffet.
With the help of one of my subscribers Wanda, she informed me this was a Northern Flicker. With the big black patch on the front confirms in the description, This is a Northern Flicker feeding on suet though out the day today. Spent most of the time on this suet cake compared to the other two. Seem to be on and off the feeder today enjoying the suet.
How to deter squirrels from bird feeders. Not sure about you but I get so frustrated when I see squirrels controlling your bird feeders. It seems no matter what measures you go to they find a way to get to your bird feeder. Well one solution that seems to help is using Coles Flaming Squirrel Sauce as you can see in my video they just don’t want anything to do with the feed in the tray. This squirrel keeps coming back to see if it is a better spot but finally gives up. Over all seems to be doing its job, and will provide the birds much more time on the feeders.
Being the first week of Ohio Deer gun season. I guess they have sent some deer roaming the neighborhoods. This one came in about 1:27am and cleaned out our ground feeder.
We live in a 400 plus home subdivision, so a deer really has to get off track to make his way through the neighborhood. But since I have put my cam out back we have seen them a few times a month. So just goes to show you you never know what you have going through your backyard at night.