Just because the days are shorter and the warblers and hummingbirds are gone from our midst doesn’t mean we should put our binoculars, field guides, and bird watching plans in storage for the winter. There are many winter activities we can enjoy as backyard bird watchers.
Every bird lover knows that if you want to attract Goldfinches, feed them Nyjer Thistle! But few know the details about this finch treat.
Water is one of the most important things birders can add to their backyard to attract birds. All birds need water, and adding one or more water features to your yard will quickly attract feathered friends.
Hummingbirds are the only birds that consistently hover in flight. The unique anatomy of the bones and muscles of the wing and its attachment at the shoulder joint allow hummingbirds to fly even backward.
Feeding Orioles is a little different than most other backyard birds. At The Rock Pile, we carry specialized oriole feeder designs that accommodate only the foods orioles prefer.
While some plant pollen gets spread and carried by wind, nearly 90% of all flowering plants need animals or insects to do it right.
Who doesn’t love bluebirds? Only someone who hasn’t yet seen one. They’re beautiful, friendly (actually seem to enjoy our human company!) family-oriented,
Lovebirds are small, feisty birds native to southwestern parts of Africa. Their small size, low noise level, and aptitude for tricks, makes the Rosy-Faced Lovebirds, also known as the Peach-faced Lovebird, a very popular choice for a pet bird.
The Rock Pile was privileged to take part in a fundraising campaign through Prayers from Maria called Seeds of Hope. In June, 250,000 sunflowers were planted along I-90 to raise awareness of gliomas (childhood tumors) and in memory of Maria McNamara, who died in 2007.
We’ve got Bluebirds!! Frankly, we’re completely surprised. Against all the well-researched advice for bluebird boxes, they’ve set up residence
The bald eagle became the National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted. Despite Benjamin Franklin’s assertion that “For my own part, I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country.
Enter to Win an Auto Feeder! Two winners will be selected. The AutoFeeder allows you to determine how much seed to offer – and when! The result: your feeder stays filled much longer and birds learn to visit your feeder at the times of day that you choose. No purchase necessary. Ends June 30, 2014.…
If you haven’t heard them yet, they’ll be here soon! Red-winged Blackbirds prefer marshes, wetlands, retention ponds, anywhere there’s standing water