May 30, 2010

The Beauty of Birds

I love all animals, doesn't matter what type, species, breed what have you...they are my friend. Even bugs and insects, if I see a spider in my house I say hello and carry on, fly's I coax out the back door and anything else I catch and release. You may call me crazy, but hey they never caused me any harm.

My new real love that has developed is for the birds. I have always loved birds but I have become somewhat intrigued by their beauty, their intelligence and of course their song.

I had a pet Cockatoo that I had rescued many years ago named "Richie" he was so special, he has since passed...he was like a baby to me and I think of him daily and miss him dearly. He was truly smart, I can't even express it.

I get many different varieties of birds that come to my feeders in my jays, cardinals, crows, blackbirds, chickadees, sparrows, turtledoves (a pair), finches, robins and probably even more that I can't think of!

The other day I went out to buy some new vines for my trellis, a climbing rose bush and trumpet a flower vine...a vine that attracts hummingbirds!, so with that I bought my first hummingbird feeder. Apparently hummingbirds are in the area but I think I have only seen one once last summer, so I am excited to see if the trumpet vine and new feeder draws them in.

Here is the recipe that I was given for my feeder. I plan on making it we will see!

Humming Bird Nectar Recipe:
1 Part granulated sugar (1 Cup)
4 Parts Water (4 Cups)
Bring water to rolling boil for one minute. Pour over sugar and mix until well dissolved. Allow to cool completely. Fill feeders with cooled mix. NO coloring is needed. It is recommended you NOT use food coloring.

Now hopefully with this I will be able to add a new variety of bird to my garden. Any favourite bird feeder recipes of your own?

Since all of you are scattered all over the world what types of birds frequent your yard or garden? I would find this really interesting!!! if you would like to share, leave a comment in the comment section below!

1 comment:

  1. I have a few feeders in my yard, we have had cardinals, crows, robins, doves and something I can't remember at the moment. I also have a family of woodpeckers. I have some squirells that are constantly here and a while back I discovered I also have a few racoons. They have all been good neighbors & entertainment so I don't mind them joining me in my yard.