No Goldfinches? Like a lot of people I've been talking to this year, I've had a real challenge getting goldfinches into my back yard. I've tried cleaning, changing seed, changing seed brands and praying. Up until a couple of weeks ago, it didn't seem like there was any way to change this trend. One day, I was out in my garage inventorying my feeders and supplies. I came … [Read more...] about I’m Being Overrun By Goldfinches! Here’s How You Can Too
First Time In Almost Ten Years While this may be an everyday occurrence for many of you, I have not had a red breasted nuthatch since I started feeding birds almost 10 years ago! I've had an occasional white breasted nuthatch and they are supposed to be numerous as close as Knoxville but this is my first ever red breasted nuthatch. They are shown in my Stokes Guide as being … [Read more...] about I’ve Got Red Breasted Nuthatches!
As I've reported in an earlier post, my nesting season is going only OK this year. I've already seen my bluebirds and chickadees with their first bunch of little ones and I've only got one of my my two bluebird boxes with anything in it. And that something is house wrens. … [Read more...] about How Is Your Nesting Season Going?
An Unexpected Result As I mentioned in a previous article about the cool new bird identification software called BirdJam, I found it to be a quick and accurate way to identify birds in the field. It allowed you to greatly reduce your pack weight and reduce the chance of missing an ID because you were fumbling through your guide. What I didn't expect was being able to deter … [Read more...] about BirdJam As A Nuisance Bird Deterrent