Birding on the Homestead

| 10/21/2015 9:08:00 AM

Faithful HomesteaderWhen we moved to our little homestead, I never imagined that it would be such a wonderful place to discover different birds. It has really become something therapeutic and exciting for me as I constantly look for new birds. Even after four years on the homestead, I am still seeing new birds.

Just this week I saw a new bird, the Northern Flicker. In fact, I have seen several new birds this year. I get so excited each time I see a new bird and work to identify it. I would think after all this time that there would be no new birds visiting the homestead, but lucky for me, they still come.

Northern Flicker

I really credit my husband and his green thumb with making our yard a place that attracts so many different types of birds. Most every morning we have gorgeous Blue Jays at the feeder. It amazes me how something so beautiful can be so loud. I never tire of the beautiful Cardinals. Some other favorites are the Painted Bunting, Eastern Blue Jay and Hummingbirds.


Blue Jays are so vocal.

10/22/2015 3:00:38 PM

Birding IS an amazing and relaxing activity, I often catch myself when I'm out in my garden watching the birds more than doing the needed weeding. I like to register my sightings on a program called iNaturalist, its a citizen science program and its pretty cool.