In My Backyard, I Have a Hummingbird Feeder
It was a gift from a friend who had been watching a hummingbird feeder in her backyard for years. Her backyard is located in a city and she never seen a hummingbird. She wanted to share her experience with us so we all went out to visit her backyard.
There is a hummingbird feeder in her backyard. The feeder is hanging from a branch and there is a little perch below it for the hummingbirds to rest on. There is a flower pot with a few sunflowers in it and another flowerpot with daisies. There is a garden hose running from the faucet of the house to the feeder.
I noticed that the hummingbird feeder had a small opening at the bottom of the feeder. I thought that it would be hard for the birds to get the nectar from the feeder. So I looked inside the feeder.
There Were Two White And Blackbirds
sitting on the feeder. One of the birds was eating the seeds and the other bird was just sitting on the feeder. I was surprised to see that the bird that was eating the seeds had a very large beak.
Along with the Holly Springs National Forest, the Red Clay Hills, and the Gulf Island Seashore as just some of the natural beauty in Mississippi, the Hospitality State, Mississippi is an ideal place to bird and is a wonderful area to live in all. Today , we will look at the famous backyard species that inhabit Mississippi and provide some facts concerning the Avian species that you may meet.
We’ll also give the essential information you need to help you spot these birds, as well as attract them to your feeder in the backyard and much more! Let’s discuss the most popular backyard birds that are found in Mississippi!
Mississippi’s year-round resident birds
They are all year round and are just waiting to be seen. They took the decision because they believed that Mississippi was the right place to be, and they’ve lived here for the last ten years happily. Check out if you recognize one of them this year:
“ This bird with orange chest. This is a good sign that it is healthy and will be able to reproduce.”
Eastern Bluebird – Sialia Cialis
Markings and Coloration: Eastern Bluebirds have backs that are gorgeous deep blue along with long, blue wings, and short blue tails. They sport white rumps. the breast and underbelly of the bird are also white however there is an orange-red hue that begins at the lower part of the belly and increases in thickness when the color moves to the breast. The appearance is similar to when the bird was wearing an orange-red vest.
The red-orange color is actually higher and creates a collar. the face of this bird is a striking blue, with the appearance of a straight, short black bill with an angular curvature to the upper part of the bill. Females tend to show lots of gray in the upper body, although there will be blue flecks evident as well as the red-orange hue will be noticeable.
HabitatEastern Bluebirds like
open forests, so you will see them at times at the edges of the forest in meadows or even in clearings. They can be seen away, however, and you’ll be able to spot them on golf courses, fields that are overgrown and backyards with good bird feeders, and birdhouses that are well-stocked. Yes, they are attracted to nesting boxes!
DietSuet, Black Oil Sunflower seeds, mealworms, and any other fruit you have in your fridge are all excellent food items to put in your feeder if you are hoping to draw Bluebirds. Eggshells can also be eaten which are believed to aid in their digestion. Simply crush them a bit and sprinkle them on your feeder.
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
Coloration and markings: Carolina Chickadees have velvety-soft gray backs with short wings and long thin tails that are identical colors. There are white edging on the wings, as well as white tailfeathers be on the lookout for them too. The breast and underbelly of the bird are white.
However, the face of this bird is black. It is black with a small bib as well as a massive black cap that ends around mid-eye height, with the center color between the bib and cap being white. The birds have tiny, triangular black bill.
Dimensions:This bird measures in at 3.9 between 3.9 and 4.7 inches long. It is 5.9 7.9 to 7.9 inches in width. .
HabitatThese bird species can be located in woods, but they also make frequent visits of backyard parks and well-stocked feeders.
Food:These animals eat mainly insects, so the best bet is to set suet to the birds to enjoy. Suet is a high-energy food, and birds enjoy it.
The red-bellied Woodpecker — Melanerpes carolinus
Coloration and markings:Red-bellied Woodpeckers appear rather exotic due to their zebra-striped bodies and long wings , as well as their short black tails, with a notched design, that are white on their undersides. They sport an underbelly and breast that are white but there are streaks of reddish like someone is squirting juice over the bird.
Also, when you close your eyes, you will see a huge red spot in the underbelly. On the face, this bird sports mostly white face, with some red spots around the cheeks. It also has the long red cap that extends all the way to the nape of the neck. The birds have long, straight black bill.
size:These birds measure approximately 9.4 inches from tail to tip and can span between 13 to 16.5 inches in width.HabitatThese bird species love the older mature trees and particularly enjoy species like Hickory or Oak and various hardwoods. They are often seen out to hunt, and you may find birds in parks or in your backyard.
“Yes,Window Bird Feeder This is a simple and easy to build bird feeder. Just attach a few screws to a wooden post and hang the feeder from it. The feeder can be customized to fit your birds’ preferences by adding different types of seeds or bird food.“