Tag: Backyard Birds

Our resident groundhog snacking on fallen birdseed below the feeder.

Groundhog Stew | A Beginners Guide

Trying to decide what to make for dinner after a long day can be a daunting task. I’ve been thinking about trying a new take on one of my favorite meals- Beef Stew. You’ve probably heard of Rabbit Stew, Possum Stew and maybe even Roadkill Stew, but have you heard about Groundhog Stew? Come andRead More

Bird of the Week | American Robin | Attracting Robins to Your Yard

Until recently, when someone spoke of Robins, I pictured a mid-sized songbird, grayish-brown in color with an orange-red breast and belly. It wasn’t until I started following other “birders” on Instagram that I found out there is another Robin in the world. This not-so-new Robin is the European Robin! American Robins are actually named afterRead More

The Backyard Birdlady is Back!

It seems like an eternity since I’ve had time to post anything to my blog- April and May have been extremely busy months for me. Between my full-time job, my son’s sporting events and his new job, planning and planting my gardens, taking computer and stained glass making classes, and squeezing in a quick tripRead More

Attracting Baltimore Orioles to Your Yard

If you’ve ever seen a Baltimore Oriole, you have witnessed some of natures most profound beauty. With their vibrant orange and black colors, and their distinctive sound, they are almost impossible to mistake. Once they begin showing up in your yard, they may very well become one of your favorite birds. Baltimore Orioles are membersRead More

Good-Bye Winter | Hello Spring

As I look out my window and see the pilesĀ of snow slowly melting away, I sit back and reflect on the long Winter we have had. It has been an extremely long season, filled with cold and blustery days, gray skies, and thankfully, below average snowfalls. It is quite a bleak scene with bare trees,Read More

Downy Woodpecker | Bird of the Day

Downy Woodpeckers are abundant in areas with lots of trees and are one of the most common Woodpeckers to visit backyard bird feeders. Downy’s are the smallest Woodpeckers in the US and Canada at just 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm) and bare a very close resemblance to their cousin, the Hairy Woodpecker. In comparison, theRead More

Build a Birdhouse Saturday March 4 in Depew NY at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

For those of you who live in the Buffalo NY area, the Department of Environmental Conservation is hosting a Birdhouse Building Seminar today (Saturday, March 4, 2017) at 2 pm. Building your wren nesting box will take place at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY. Registration is required, simply call 716-683-5959 orRead More

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