My favorite Little Backyard Birds

I love birds, all kinds of birds, especially those that visit my garden.

The little chickadees live in the evergreens surrounding my home and I’m continually charmed as I listen to their call – chicka-dee-dee-dee. I don’t feed them as they seem to be very good at finding bugs in the trees, but I do provide water year-around.

The even smaller nuthatches call my garden home and also appreciate the birdbath.

I used to feed the chickadees and nuthatches sunflower seeds and suet but I had to stop. The seed would scatter on the ground as would chunks of suet and the little birds would drop down to get it making them subject to this boy.

Who, me?

I do feed the tiniest birds of all to frequent my garden – the Anna’s hummingbirds.

Hummingbirds not only drink nectar from flowers (and sugar water from my feeders) they also eat sap and tiny insects. In fact, they consume half their weight in food each day so be wary if someone tells you that you eat like a bird! πŸ™‚

Inspired by Sunday Stills Photo Challenge, Feeding those Birds.

~ Susanne

22 Comments on “My favorite Little Backyard Birds

  1. Look at those precious chick-a-dees! But I am always a sucker for the hummers and their feeding antics, too, Susanne! I chuckled as you explained why you don’t feed the chicks because of a certain cat…well done!

    • I love the chickadees too! They were the first birds I ever paid attention to in my garden, years ago. So sweet! πŸ™‚ I’d like to feed them but I can’t until Benji gets slower!

    • Wow, your hummers eat more than mine! I have 2 feeders and they last at least a week or two! I had to rotate them with a third one during the recent snow so they wouldn’t freeze!

  2. Chickadees and nuthatches are such cute little birds. They’re not something I’ve seen since I moved here.

  3. How cute! I don’t think I have chickadees here, or if I do, I didn’t know what they were. I’ll have to look more carefully. And Benji just looks like β€œMr. Innocent” to me…πŸ˜‚

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  5. We had an injured hummingbird in our garage and somehow managed to find a wild bird rescue that could take it on a holiday weekend. I fed it sugar water from a spoon every 5 minutes for an hour and a half on the way there. They said the bird was in good shape and that the wing wasn’t broken, just some messed up feathers making it unable to fly.

  6. Susanne, I love the title of your blog as well as the composition of it. Your bird pictures are sweet even though I’m not sweet on birds – except humming birds, of course.

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