Backyard Birding – Missouri Winter Songbirds. – 01/12/2019

An excellent post by Miguel Acosta using photos he captured at my backyard feeders.

Fotos by Mi - Nature Photographer.

A big thanks to the Duncan’s for inviting me to their home, to photography winter songbirds at their bird feeder.

A cold winter day is perfect for curling up by your living room or you can stock your bird feeder, get your camera, a turkey chair and check out the activity at the feeder.

Here’s a quick rundown of the most common backyard birds, I saw while spending an afternoon at my friend’s bird feeder.

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

House finch – love Nyjer seed, often mistakenly called thistle seed. Offer it in tube feeders or net bags, and watch these colorful birds swoop in for a visit.

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Woodpeckers – In the winter, beef suet is an energy-rich substitute for the insect fare that downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers feed on during the summer. Other bird species such as jays will also eat suet, but it’s…

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