One of the most wonderful things that can happen when attracting wild birds to our backyards, is seeing an "unusual" bird or rare bird.
Recently I received an interesting question about bird feeding. After I answered their query the reader told me a very interesting story about a bird that visited her feeder all summer.
I responded with a story of my own and I thought everyone might be interested to read these experiences.
Thanks for getting back.
By the way I had Western Meadowlarks feeding on my hummingbird feeder this summer.
It was crazy to see this big yellow breasted bird on the feeder.
Of course it was spilling syrup all over the place.
She kept coming everyday and would sit on my patio table and then hop up onto the feeder.
I kept trying to get a photo of her because people didn't believe me but she was too wise. There was a male around too that had beautiful orange coloring. The orange was as dark as an oriole. I was not sure what it was but it must have been the male meadowlark.
I think that maybe she had some babies too, although I never really saw them.
Unfortunately, I did see a large hawk come down on the grass
in the back and swoop up a small bird. I am pretty sure it was a baby
meadowlark because I could see some yellow in the downy feathers. I saw the
hawk sitting on the fence with this small bird on the post. Had to keep reminding
myself that this was nature!
Thank you for getting back to me and sharing your experience.
Hope you all enjoyed these tales of unusual birds at backyard bird feeders.
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