Maryland Backyard Birds

Last Updated on

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 yard.

Continue reading Maryland Backyard Birds

Birds Choice Hanging Platform Feeder Review

Last Updated on

White-Breasted Nuthatch, House Finches, American Goldfinch & Northern Cardinal Eating Sunflower Hearts in Birds Choice Hanging Platform Feeder (Dome Purchased Separately)
White-Breasted Nuthatch, House Finches, American Goldfinch & Northern Cardinal Eating Sunflower Hearts in Birds Choice Hanging Platform Feeder (Dome Purchased Separately)

Over the past few years, as my bird-watching passion has grown, I’ve purchased quite a few feeders. You don’t need a zillion feeders of course. But having a variety can increase the variety and the number of bids visiting. And that makes it fun! Some feeders have been clear winners from the start. Others have needed some tweaking to make them work for the birds in my yard. If you have considered purchasing a hanging platform bird feeder, read on!

Continue reading Birds Choice Hanging Platform Feeder Review

A Pine Warbler Visit

Last Updated on

Pine Warbler on Hanging Platform Feeder
Pine Warbler on Hanging Platform Feeder

Most days I see the same birds at my feeders. It varies by season, time of day and weather, but I generally see the same species, usually in about the same numbers. But just when you think you won’t see anything new, a different bird comes along that you haven’t seen before. Today’s special visitor was a single Pine Warbler. It took me an hour of watching him flit around, coming, leaving and coming back again, before I decided on Pine Warbler. Because this was a new bird for me, I took several steps to be sure I had the ID right.

Continue reading A Pine Warbler Visit