Tag: bird feeders

Safflower: The Secret Weapon

Learn why safflower is the secret weapon at my bird feeders!

If I had to Pick One: Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

After writing last week about how the tray feeder would be my choice if I could just one type of feeder, my mind naturally asked myself what type of seed I would choose if I could have just one. The answer to that question… Continue Reading “If I had to Pick One: Black Oil Sunflower Seeds”

Feeder Update #5: New Feeder, New Bird

Blue Jay

Before we get to the birds, a little housekeeping. I’m no longer calling these weekly updates “Feeder Dumps.” Unfortunately, WordPress and my budget are limiting me to 13GB of storage space which is filling up fast. This means I’ll need to pump the brakes… Continue Reading “Feeder Update #5: New Feeder, New Bird”

Bird of the Week #2: Eastern Bluebird

This week, learn more about the Eastern Bluebird!

Photo Dump #3: The Disaster

Mallard couple foraging on the ground

Photo Dump for 3/19/2021, featuring what I am calling The Disaster


The Kansas wind destroyed my bird feeders!

Why Birds?

Why does the Great Plains Bird Man like birds so much anyway?

Bird of the Week #1: Black-Capped Chickadee

For the very first Bird of the Week, I am starting with my very favorite visitor to my feeder: the Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus). I love chickadees because they are so full of personality. There are several different species of chickadee all over North… Continue Reading “Bird of the Week #1: Black-Capped Chickadee”

Photo Dump #1: Mostly Chickadees

These pictures were taken on March 2nd and March 3rd of 2021. The species represented are the Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Pine Siskin, House Finch, American Goldfinch, European Starling, Eastern Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco and the Mourning Dove.