We have lots of birds coming to our house this spring. I put out oranges on the fence post for orioles and now we have one! We put out our oriole and hummingbird feeders and in about an hour, the oriole and a hummingbird were at the feeders! Here are some regulars: brown-headed cowbirds, rose-breasted grosbeaks, chipping and song sparrows, white-throated and white-crowned sparrows, goldfinches, chickadees, hairy and downy woodpeckers, northern flickers, nuthatches, purple finches and house finches. We put out black oil sunflower seeds, peanuts, safflower, finch mix, niger seed, corn-on-the-cob and suet. They really like this suet. We buy it from the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. They like the peanut one the best.

Location: Indian River
Observer: Serena Formenti, Grade Six

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.