Maryland Backyard Birds

Northern Cardinal

What birds can you expect to see in a Maryland backyard? While every property is different with its own mix of birds, many are pretty typical. These are the Maryland backyard birds commonly seen in our central Maryland yard.

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Squirrel Buster Classic Feeder Review

American Goldfinches on Squirrel Buster Classic Feeder
American Goldfinches on Squirrel Buster Classic Feeder

I’ve seen the Squirrel Buster Classic in stores before but always thought that its sister, the Squirrel Buster Plus, was a newer, better, bigger feeder. So I never gave this one much thought. But last year I took another look at it and have been using one in my yard ever since. I’ve found that I really like it and so do the birds! Here is my review of this feeder.

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Trying Nutra-Saff (Golden Safflower) Again

Nutrasaff or "Golden Safflower"
Nutrasaff or “Golden Safflower”

Years ago I saw a bag of Nutra-Saff (sometimes called “Golden Safflower”) on a store shelf and gave this version of safflower a try. None of the birds in my yard seemed impressed. Eventually it got eaten but not enthusiastically, so I didn’t buy more of it. But recently, after writing a post on How to Choose Birdseed For Backyard Birds, I started thinking about it and decided to give Nutra-Saff another try.

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