About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Strange birds at your feeders

Fall is a time when you might see a variety of strange birds at your feeders. Different juvenile species like the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks and migrants passing through can make September an exciting time for backyard birdwatchers.
Large numbers of finches are more common, as juvenile American goldfinches learn to feed. And sightings of unusual sparrows scratching underneath feeders have been reported. Longer nights and diminishing food supplies are sending Michigan birds to feeding stations in large numbers in search of supplements to their diet. As winter approaches, providing high calorie and high fat foods can be important to the birds.

Suet, Seed Cylinders and peanuts are high energy, high fat foods which are invaluable in the fall when insects are harder to find and birds need many more calories to keep their bodies warm.

It's the goal of Wild Birds Unlimited for you to have the best possible experience from your bird feeding hobby. Backyard bird feeding is the most relaxing, fulfilling, educational and exciting hobby that everyone can enjoy. If you have any questions come in to our East Lansing location. We can give you accurate information about our local birds.

At Wild Birds Unlimited, we are Your Backyard Bird feeding Specialist®, here to help bring you, and nature together.

Thank you Holly for sharing your photos of your Rose-breasted Grosbeaks! If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com with a description and permission to post it on the Friday Photo.  

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