Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Welcome Visitors

The other day I spotted an indigo bunting coming to the black oil sunflower seed that I'd scattered in the grass.  He was back again today.  Although, I've seen one here a couple times in the past, this is still a bird I had only seen in books while growing up.  I'm always happy to see him.

Today, I spotted what I think is a brown thrasher--I've yet to get a good look at him...and an in focus photo!  This, I believe I did see on occasion coming to the bird feeder I put up in the home I grew up in.  I'm thrilled to see one here as well.

Hopefully these welcome visitors may find suitable habitat here to nest and raise families.

Neither is a great photo, but they'll have to do for now, until I possibly get a more attractive shot to better document the biodiversity of our yard.


Rebecca said...

Lucky you! The only time I've seen an indigo bunting is at the Wildwood Metropark in Toledo. Keep up the good work!

David said...

Thanks. I hope I had something to do with it...other than just putting out birdseed.

The changes I've made so far seem so minor--at least compared to what I have in mind. Here's hoping that with each improvement I make the habitat attracts and supports more species.