Being a birder I like to attract different birds to my yard. I have landscaped the yard to attract birds with trees, bushes, brush piles and water. The blueberry bushes are a big hit with the birds, especially the Mockingbird and the Catbird. The pond is great for the birds to get drinks, take baths and there are lots of frogs and dragonflies. Besides the ponds I have a few birdbaths set up and one heated one for the winter. Different flowering plants attract the hummingbirds and the purple coneflowers are favorites of the Goldfinches. The butterfly bushes are wonderful attracting different species of butterflies and the hummingbirds and moths. The trees and bushes are great for the birds to nest and hide in from predators. Just last night I watched a Great Crested Flycatcher fly off with a clump of my Goldie Girls hair, I think it was taking it to a nest in the woods next to my house.
The rhododendron bushes are great places for the birds to hide and build their nest.
We use to have goldfish and have seen Hawks fly away with some of our fish.
The catbird likes the pond
The catbird should be happy with these blueberries when they are ripe
I also planted Blackberry bushes, Holly bushes, Winterberry and we have some wild berry bushes growing.
This Wigelia is a favorite of the Ruby Throated Hummingbird
My weeping cherry tree seems to be a perfect spot for the birds to land and rest
Provide housing for the birds to nest
Offering seed and food
The cardinals make nice adopted parents
Plenty of trees for nesting and pinecones for seeds in the winter
This is my backyard habitat for the birds and other wildlife that visit my yard. Thanks for stopping by my blog
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