Busy Bird Feeders on our Back Deck!

Our three bird feeders have been used by some hungry birds lately. I think it was since the recent spring snowstorm we had. They are filling up again in case more inclement weather comes about. Smart birds!

Red Winged Black Bird (he has red & white on his wings)
Red Winged Black Bird posing for his picture
Red winged black bird in flight (Now you can see the red and white on its wings!) I was thrilled to capture this beautiful bird in flight!
Bird bath with fountain (haven’t been able to capture any bird or squirrel drinking yet

The birds are a little skittish about the fountain but there have been a few and a squirrel that have ventured forward for a drink. I wasn’t quick enough to capture them in a photo. Sigh! I’ll keep trying.

Male Cardinal and sparrows at feeder
Female Cardinal on right and sparrow and another bird in flight
Turkeys and their poults (last year’s photo)

The turkeys are always around. They feed off the ground any seeds that the birds drop from the feeders above. Nothing goes to waste here.

The poults above are all grown up now and join the other juvenile and adult turkeys in our yard. I haven’t snapped any photos of them recently. But, I will the next time I see them and add them to this post. Of course, I can’t account for how many poults did not make it because of Fisher Cats or coyotes or feral cats who may have snacked on them. Yuck! Oh my! Don’t want to think about it!

Hairy Woodpecker (I think according to my book of birds.)

The bird above is a woodpecker. I referred to my book, Smithsonian Handbook – Birds of New England. There two woodpeckers listed that looked similar in markings. I guess the one above is the Hairy Woodpecker. It has a little red spot on its head.

As I see more species of birds I will share them on another post. It’s fascinating watching them as they visit and feed at our feeders. My husband and I enjoy watching them. We know that the little we are doing to help them stay well fed does make a difference. It also encourages them to come back again and again and raise their offspring to do the same.

I hope you see some lovely birds in your neighborhood too. Please share them too.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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3 Responses to Busy Bird Feeders on our Back Deck!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    We have a TON of birds at our feeder this spring, along with a pile on the ground (like mourning doves, which are too heavy for the feeder, so I put seeds out for them. They’ve finally discovered our birdbath, too. But shhhhh, the HOA strictly forbids bird feeders and birdbaths, which many of us have happily ignored.

  2. Journalofthegrey says:


    The turkeys were my favorite.

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