Category: Feathered Friends Backyard Guests

You will find a variety of helpful information on feathered friend’s backyard guests that may visit your yard under this category.

Information and recipes to help you get to know and attract songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, and beneficial insects to your backyard. It will also cover the pests in your yard.

The postings will have information on what your feathered friend or backyard guest eats, breeding habits, migration, and how to attract the critters to your feeders and backyard.

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Black-capped Chickadee

The black-capped chickadee might be one of the most recognized birds next to the Red Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Robins. The fluffy little Chickadee comes freely about dwellings even in towns and cities.

Redhead Duck

The redhead duck (Aythya americana) is a medium-sized diving duck. The duck is about 37 cm (15 in) long with an 84 cm (33 in) wingspan. The duck is a summer resident of Wisconsin.

Scarlet Tanager

The Scarlet Tanager is probably is our most brilliant plumaged songbirds and a common summer resident throughout the Midwest, It arrives late in April or early in May and stays with us well into September.

Winter Birds

Many birds migrate in the fall to warmer climates, but we have a variety of winter birds that stick around and tough out the harsh cold, and some birds even migrate to the Midwest for...

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Behold the dazzling charmers of the Midwest meadows – the Goldenrod Soldier Beetle! With their striking golden hues and relentless energy, these tiny warriors paint the prairies with a touch of brilliance.

Milkweed Bug

Meet the flamboyant residents of the milkweed realm – the vibrant Milkweed Bugs! Sporting a stunning red and black ensemble, these winged wonders play a crucial role in nature’s theater. From their daring feast on...

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler birds are yellow and brown birds with rusty brown head caps that are relatively common throughout Wisconsin during the spring and fall migration. General Information Name: Palm Warbler Scientific Name: Setophaga palmarum Higher...

American Redstart

American Redstart The American Redstart is a warbler that can be found traveling through Wisconsin in the spring fleeting from tree to tree. The male and female have a different appearance but both have relatively...

9 Woodpeckers of Wisconsin

Worldwide, there are 216 members of the Picidae, or woodpecker family The 9 woodpeckers of Wisconsin that have been reported from the picidae and woodpecker families are the northern flicker, yellow bellied sap sucker, red...

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel The Eastern gray squirrel is found mainly in mature hardwoods & deciduous forest areas but is also abundant in urban, suburban, and rural areas.  The coats of the gray squirrel are generally...