Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter Birds in Michigan

Sorry we haven't blogged in a while. I have school now, and we don't see as many birds because it's winter, and there aren't as many birds in the winter. We did put birdseed in a flat tin in the front yard for birds, and squirrels came!

Our friend Al got us a bird feeder for Christmas that we have to wait until the ground isn't frozen to put out.
We do see some birds like black capped chickadees, crows and northern cardinals. Here are some other birds that come to bird feeders in Michigan in the winter:
blue jays
American Crows
Black Capped Chickadees
Northern Cardinals
Downy Woodpeckers
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Tufted Titmice
White Breasted Nuthatch
European Starling
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Morning Dove

Since we've never written about European Starlings, we're gonna look it up.
The European Starling likes to sit on buildings, telephone wires, and parking lots. They probe the ground looking for food. They travel in flocks often with grackles, crows, and blackbirds. It is a medium sized bird with a pointed tail and short wings.
You can hear the call here.

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  1. Hey Arden,
    Could you please research something for me? Are birds actually living dinosaurs? If you do, I'll come over to your house!
    GTMZ (Gracen)

  2. Hi Arden, guess what....Granddaddy saw about 5 huge white winged doves in the yard yesterday! And some house finches are researching the hanging poinsettia plant on the patio for nesting possibilities! I will let you know if they actually build a nest there. I miss you! xoxo GranHope