Welcome to Spring!!! When you walk outside, I hope that you are hearing the beautiful return of the songbirds signalling that warm weather is on the way!!!
Over the last few days, I have seen a tremendous increase in the number of birds visiting my backyard sanctuary – but you have to know where to look! This is the time where attracting new birds and retaining backyard favorites happens!!!
Top 5 ways to spotting your feathered friends
What is the best way to spot new or returning birds?
5. Newly sprouted green plants and flowers: These budding flowers and grasses will attract your resident birds as well as those traveling migrants that are not commonly found in your area except for a few fleeting days.
4. Rustling leaves: watch for rustling of leaves in trees and dense thickets/shrubs as birds are foraging for nesting materials to start their spring nest building
3. Tree Perching: Birds often perch in trees with new leaves or in open areas singing their hearts out in order to attract their springtime mate
2. Ground Feeding: Spring rains bring lot’s of yummy worms to the grounds surface – a favorite of many birds
- Sunbathing: You will find birds sunbathing in clean water bird baths or in open areas on cooler spring days to take advantage of the spring Sun’s warmth!
How to Spoil Your Feathered Friends
If you are like us, we are happy to say good bye to the cold and hello to warm sunny days! One of our favorite spring past times is relaxing or meditating outside listening to the chirp of the birds. They spoil us with their brilliant beauty and beautiful songs. Why shouldn’t we spoil them?
If you are new to backyard birdwatching, click here for tips about how to turn your backyard into a beautiful backyard bird sanctuary.
Do you have any favorite spring memories watching birds? Have you spotted a new bird? Share with us below!
Ginger & Lori