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Ovenbird Warbler Video

A short 15-second video that shows a picture of the ovenbird warbler and has the audio to hear what the bird sounds like.

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What the Ovenbird Looks Like:

They have olive-brown upperparts and white underparts heavily streaked with black; the flanks have an olive hue. A white ring surrounds the eyes, and a black stripe runs below the cheek. They have a line of orange feathers with olive-green tips running along the top of their head, bordered on each side with blackish-brown. The orange feathers can be erected to form a small crest.

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Warblers in Wisconsin
Video of Yellow Warbler Feeding Young
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House Finch

Facts about the house finch you might not know

House Finch

The house finch is a small passerine bird that is part of the family Fringillidae.  They are generally seen hanging onto the food source their eating from, perched or scavenging the ground for food.

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White Breasted Nuthatch

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The white-breasted nuthatch has been one busy bird today collecting goodies from the feeder.

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Birds You May Find in Your Backyard

Birds that you might find in your backyard

Birds You May Find in Your Backyard

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Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Dried Fruit Medley Recipe

Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Want to feed some picky eaters that normally don’t always come to the feeder? Make up this dried fruit medley bird food recipe.  Provide a separate tray of this specialty mix away from your main feeders to tempt some new guests.

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Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

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Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

The calendar states it is spring in Wisconsin, so darn it, warm up already.  Instead, we have 34-degree weather, with tiny, snowflakes drifting down from the sky every once in awhile.  My teens are off for spring break and our family had decided between work schedules and additional commitments, we were staying home for spring break.  This is not our family, is it?

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Blue Jay Birds

Blue Jay Birds

Audio file of blue jay calls, written facts and photography.

Want to know what a male bird looks like? A female? How about what a blue jay birds nest looks like? How many eggs are laid or how long it takes for the eggs to hatch?

The video can answer those questions and a few additional ones. Plus, hear the calls of blue jay birds in the woods. This way you can identify that they are near to see if you can spot them when you are out for a walk.

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10 Wildflowers that Attract Birds to Your Yard

10 Wildflowers That Attract Birds to Your Yard If you want to attract birds to your yard and also would like to add a splash of color with flowers, might I suggest the best of both worlds? Wildflowers are native to the United States. They are easy to grow in most soils. They are beautiful and birds like chickadees, bluebirds, nuthatches, cardinals, blue jays, titmice, orioles and a whole slew of additional birds will visit them during the growing season.

10 Wildflowers That Attract Birds to Your Yard

If you want to attract birds to your yard and also would like to add a splash of color with flowers, might I suggest the best of both worlds?

Below are 10 wildflowers that you can plant in your yard that birds enjoy.  As an added bonus, they are all easy to grow because they are native to the United States. Most attract beautiful butterflies too.
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Dark Eyed Junco Birds At Feeder

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This month I thought I would change it up a little and give you something to look forward to each Friday. For the remainder of February, I will be posting a new bird that is at the feeder. This week’s Friday in February Dark Eyed Junco birds at the feeder.

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