Blue Jay Takes a Bath

Blue Jay Getting Out of Bath

Blue Jay Takes a Bath: A birdbath can draw all kinds of birds to your yard, even birds that don’t typically visit feeders. Some birds will just sit on the edge to sip and some will jump right in and take a splashy bath! This post is a quick, just for fun, photo post of a Blue Jay taking a bath in my back yard to add a smile to your day.

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Tufted Titmouse in Nest Box

Tufted Titmouse Parent on Nest Box
(Tufted Titmouse Parent on Nest Box)

Tufted Titmouse Nest Box: Like many backyard birdwatchers, we have a nest box intended for bluebirds but we really can’t know who will claim the box each year. Over several years, this particular box has hosted House Wrens, Eastern Bluebirds and this year, a Tufted Titmouse family. It was an eventful month. This is what happened.

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Bird Identification Using Merlin Sound ID

Merlin Bird ID Screen Shot Main Menu
Merlin Bird ID Main Menu (IOS version)

Cornell Lab’s Merlin Bird ID app is a fun way to learn more bird songs and calls. The Sound ID portion of this simple to use free smartphone app can help you identify a bird by sound. Spend some time with this app and you may find yourself identifying more and more birds by their songs.

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