Day 11: Birds Lift the Spirit! Bird ID, Feeder Stations, Flowering Plant Options & Phone Photography Tricks

Help us celebrate a break in the rainy weather today. Kim even heard Varied Thrushes singing their three-tone whistle this morning, and we were woken up last night by Barred Owls caterwauling! So, we’re going to set all our old bird feeders back up, because birds are the ultimate lifters of the spirit, and birding is the ultimate social distancing activity. We’ll also show you a couple of tricks to take great pics with your phone!

We took our feeders down a couple years ago when the region was overrun by rats, but that era ended as the weasel population exploded, and the rats disappeared within months – a metaphoric lesson for our current situation. So, join us as we set up sunflower feeders and suet feeders again, plus share our sanitary hummingbird feeding system with tour of the flowering plants we installed for them a couple years ago.

We’ll also tour the yard looking for bird nests, and see if an eagle or red tailed hawk perches on the “snag” installed in the newly designed wetlands next to our house. Hopefully the frogs, marsh wrens, and red-winged blackbirds will be singing as well. In a few days, during the next stretch of sun, we’ll return to see how well the feeders are being utilized by birds migrating north.

Day 11 Birding – The Ultimate Social Distancing Activity is part of our “You Healthy? Go Outside!” 40 Day Quarantie Broadcast Series – Family Friendly Music & Earth Skills Activities with Kim & Chris Chisholm.Well end today with “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley.

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