The birds are a joy! Among the birds we see here are:
Dark-eyed Junco Downy Woodpecker
Goldfinch Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow Northern Mockingbird
Cardinals White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren Eastern Bluebird
Mourning Dove White-throated Sparrow
Carolina Chickadee House Finch
Blue Jay Hawks and Eagles.
Many species of birds travel long distances during the fall and head south for the warmer climates. Virginia is among their destinations. The biggest motivation is food.
Many birds switch to berries in the winter. Natives offer a lot more value, they provide for the insects in the spring as well as berries for birds.
Here are some that birds love:
As you continue to enjoy your garden this season, please take a moment to watch this video about neonicotinoids.
"One seed coated with neonicotinoid pesticides is enough to kill a songbird like Blue Grossbeak. Avoiding these and other pesticides in your home and garden can make a difference." https://abcbirds.org/neonics
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