Summer Backyard Birds

Blue Jay in a tree in the backyard
Blue Jay

Summer backyard birds can be a more relaxed crowd. While some may be raising a second brood of young, there are more food sources around. They come to the feeders, but are less urgent.

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Backyard Birds on a Damp Day

Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, a First Time Visitor in the Yard

Today is cool, grey and damp here in Maryland. It’s not the kind of spring day where you wake up with an overwhelming desire to spend the day outdoors. In fact, staying inside wrapped in something warm is appealing. But often grey wet days can be the most interesting bird watching days in the backyard.

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