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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Top 5 fantasy bird pick

Which 5 birds would make your day perfect if you saw them in your garden?

Thank you for your thoughtful question. I like all the birds that visit regularly and I am thankful they like what I have to offer in the way of food and habitat. We are lucky in mid-Michigan to have an amazing diversity of wild bird species. Some that I’m especially excited about are the

  1. American Goldfinches for their lovely song and butterfly flight pattern
  2. Red-breasted Nuthatch because they are another tiny bird with a large laughing call and bold friendly behavior
  3. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds because they just seem like miracle birds
  4. Purple Martins are not suitable in my very wooded suburban habitat but I would like to have some swooping in my yard and
  5. Great Horned Owls are big beautiful birds that would make my day perfect if I saw them in my garden.
That doesn’t mean I don’t love my jays, cardinals, sparrows, wrens, chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers, hawks, waxwings, robins, orioles or other rare birds not in our area like birds of paradise or pink flamingos. But it would be a grand to see my chosen group of birds in a single day even though some are summer birds and some are winter birds.

Do you have a top 5 fantasy pick of birds you want to visit your yard in one day?

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- Do you get more birds if you feed year-round? http://goo.gl/QknpG
- Attracting Michigan Songbirds http://goo.gl/vUQDO
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- Common winter birds in Michigan and their food preference: http://bit.ly/yp9YQA

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