When winter begins, it always feels as if my birding days will be over for a long time. But the truth is that winter can be a great time for bird watching. My yard has been so busy with activity the past few days. It has been bitterly cold and snowy and the birds are really loving the food I put out. I provide nyjer thistle, black oil sunflower seeds, suet, dried mealworms, a ground seed mix including cracked corn and millet, and a heated birdbath. I also threw a Christmas tree out by my feeder and sprinkle seeds over it–that gets a ton of interest from the birds. I did that hoping it would give them a bit of protection from the hawk that keeps stalking my yard. Here are some pictures from the past few days.
I’ll take a warm summer day over a cold winter day anytime, but even I have to admit that birding in the winter isn’t all that bad!