Watching Backyard Birds – My Personal Favorite Pastime
Watching the birds in our back yard is among my favorite hobbies. I consider myself to be an amateur birder, or bird watcher, but over the years I Have realized more and more about the different species of birds that come the best spotting scope to our back yard.
I’ve discovered what kinds of birds appear during different seasons in our lawn, and what calls and their tunes sound like. By observing them I’ve learned a little about their behaviours. I’ve also figured out how to attract more birds to our lawn with the placement of bird feeders stuffed with a number of food and bird seed, and by retaining the bird bath complete.
The stunning male red-bellied woodpecker, revealed above, and his mate were thrilling additions to our backyard guests a couple years ago after I released a peanut feeder. They’ve and we been visiting with regularly since then.
We’ve many different kinds of birds that visit our back yard. It’s a bird-friendly area through the year, and I appreciate observing and photographing them in all seasons.
Most of the birds that I monitor and photograph are those who come to our bird feeders. If they discover something good to eat, they stay put long enough for me to page through my bird identification guidebook easily do not know what sort of bird I am searching at, or to catch my camera and take a couple of shots.
Another hobby I am developing along with my backyard birdwatching is nature images (I am even more of an amateur photographer than the usual birder). The two go well together! Most of the pictures on this page are photos I took of our seeing backyard birds, and they are marked as such.
Some we see make their nests nearby, like this robin. Her mate and she have nested under the eaves of our home for at least three years now. We see the parents flying back and forth with bugs, grubs, and worms because of their young once the chicks are hatched. One year they had three clutches of eggs (2 is more common).