What song Birds have you attracted?

Jay-Mar28

In the Brooder
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Mar 24, 2011
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Through the winter that just past until present I have had a couple bird feeders set up right beside our family porch. So far the following birds have visited them Blue Jays, Cardinals, Black-capped Chickadees, Nuthatches both red breasted and white breasted, American Goldfinch, Pine saskins, downy wood pecker, juncos, Rose-breasted grosbeak and most recently an Indigo Bunting. We also had a few wild turkey hens this winter jump on our porch to reach the feeders.

I also have a couple house wrens nesting in two bird boxes and a wild wood duck in a box by the pond.


I live in southern Ontario and thought this would be a neat topic because everyone on this site is from all over the place so lets see what comes up.

I only use sun flower seeds on my high feeders and a mix blend for my close to the ground feeder. Also i keep a suet box filled.
 
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michickenwrangler

To Finish Is To Win
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Jun 8, 2008
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NE Michigan
Oh, jeez

Blue jays, chickadees, cardinals, rose-breasted grosbeaks, robins, juncos, flycatchers, cowbirds, grackles, red-wing blackbirds, white-throated sparrows, mourning doves, nuthatches, titmouse, goldfinches.

Non songbirds:

kingfishers, osprey, bald eagles, great blue herons, wood ducks, mallard ducks (we have a pond), red-tailed hawks, crows, ravens, ruffed grouse, pheasants, turkeys, some kind of owl, vultures and about 4 or 5 kinds of woodpeckers.
 

dela1991

Songster
9 Years
Apr 21, 2010
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Delaware
I put out peanuts in the shell, shelled peanuts (splits), thistle, and a songbird seed mix. Suet in the winter. I see alot of the same birds that you seeing. I also get a blue grosbeak in the spring, just passing through. I get alot of cow birds, gold, purple and house finches, downy and red bellied woodpeckers, the occasional pileated woodpecker, flickers, nuthatches, bluebirds, martins, swallows, wild turkeys, blue jays, crows. I see many hawks, mostly redshouldered, checking out the birds at my feeders. We see a lot of bald eagle activity, mostly in the colder months. I hear owls but the only one I have seen lately was dead on our road. A red-phase screech owl. The hummingbird sightings this year have been few and far between. I saw my first on April 18th. Soon after, I had four at once at the feeders so I figured we were on our way to a good hummingbird year. Then they all but disappeared. I don't know what is going on. I am using the same recipe as I have for years. Same feeders. I change out the nectar daily. Hopefully things will pick up. I could talk about birds all day. I really enjoy watching them.
 

Gardengirl 2011

Songster
8 Years
Mar 3, 2011
451
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Central Florida
Cardinals, nuthatch, titmice, wrens, chickadee's, blue birds, hummingbirds, flycatcher, hairy (or downy) woodpecker, house finches, and the crows have never left for the past couple years here. I have also heard an occasional owl or two.

Ihave several feeders out. Black oil sunflower seed, safflower seed, nectar, a nut/fruit mix, and bark butter (I call this "bird crack!) from Wild Birds Unlimited.
 

PepsNick

Back to Business
9 Years
May 9, 2010
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Egglanta, GA
We are surrounded with beautiful tall trees. There are birsa all around us that sing in the morning and I love that. However I don't put up feeders/baths/houses for them as I don't like wild birds around my chickens due to avian influenza, MG/MS etc carrying.
 

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