More Baby Madness

June 26th, 2009

Still seeing a number of fledglings being fed by their parents. Recently I have seen Red-bellied Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Eastern Towhee and Song Sparrow at the feeder with their young. In the case of the Song Sparrow, the young was a Brown-headed Cowbird that they “inherited”. I removed the nesting material from the Eastern Bluebirds nestbox after the last brood fledged. I was glad to find no unhatched eggs or hatchlings that did not make it. We have had two or three broods of Eastern Bluebirds so far this year.

We again have regular visits to the cracked corn tray from Cottontail Rabbit and White-tailed Deer. The warm weather has also brought out a few of our cold blooded residents. We have regular visits from toads at the back porch and I am seeing five-lined skinks on a regular basis while working in the yard.

After some quick research at the GA DNR website, I discovered they had researched the best seed for GA birdfeeders. Adding some millet to the sunflower mix looked to be a good move. Based on that, I have started to mix black oil and millet at a 9 to 1 ratio for use in the feeders with the exception of the widow feeder and the webcam feeder that I add peanuts and sunflower meats to. The peanuts are a hit with the Tufted Titmice and Blue Jays. The sunflower meats are quite popular with the Eastern Bluebirds. Downtime

June 2nd, 2009

Using a home dsl connection to run a website does have its downsides. Please accept my apologies for the amount of time that has been unreachable lately. Unfortunately, there will probably be more service interruption as I work with the provider to find out what is wrong and get that replaced/repaired. Hope to have everything back to normal over the next several days. Thanks, Jim


    Welcome to WingbarsCafe. The site consists of a webcam focused on a sunflower feeder and blogs posted about bird and other wild animal activity in the yard. Also featured are motion activated snapshots that may give you a chance to get a better look at birds that have been at the feeder.