As birds fledge, you will be noticing more squawking, chirping, calling, tweeting around your yard & garden and also around your feeders! It’s one of the best times of the year for feeding the birds! Many of these fledglings will be spotted on the ground, in trees & shrubs or out in the open. Never fear….parents are usually near by & will be bringing food fairly often. Leave these birds be! We’ve already had Downys, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and House Finches at or near our feeders…..so much fun!
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We have had some inquiries about Orioles….where are they? All through spring migration, so many people told us that they had never seen so many Orioles in their gardens & around their feeders! Now…not so much, some not seeing them around at all! We thought this would be a perfect time to address this since folks have asked!
The fact of the matter is, the Orioles are around, you may hear them, you may have a brief visit to your feeders, but they are now busy….with their nests/nestlings! Yes, they do nest in this area should the habitat be favourable. As their young grow, the adults will be searching out & feeding them insects. (this video from June 15 2018)
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If they did nest in your area, don’t be surprised if, in a very short time, you have even more Orioles around your feeders! While you may now want to decrease the food offerings a bit so that you don’t waste or offer spoiled food, at the very least, keep your nectar feeders going! Hummingbirds are around, along with some Orioles….you’ll want them to know they can count on you when needed or when their nestlings fledge, along with prior to their migration south, later in the summer/early fall!
Update - afternoon of June 13 - A few more Oriole sightings around our feeders than there have been in recent days! (Photo below from a previous year, taken on July 8th, close to our feeders)
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are a favourite spring & summertime visitor of many. They are fun to welcome to backyards, whether it be around feeders or just hanging out in the shrubs & trees! Give them some water & the entertainment continues!
We were so delighted to welcome a Scarlet Tanager to our garden on two occasions….but only for a few seconds! Great to see these beautiful birds during migration season!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Many folks are reporting more Orioles in their gardens & around their feeders than ever before!! It’s a very busy time of the year & we are trying to keep our shelves filled, but it has been difficult! Many are enjoying orioles not only at their nectar & fruit feeders, but also around their peanut, suet & even safflower feeders….it’s been a pretty amazing spring! Thanks everyone for all of your support this season & throughout the year!
Thanks to ALL those who have feathered nests for ALL creatures on this planet!
Along with another ‘wave’ of Orioles this morning, our first Ruby-throated Hummingbird has arrived. Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are here too…hoping for an Indigo Bunting or two! If you’re in need of an new feeder for any of these beauties, you know we’ve got an amazing selection here at 1830 Gainsborough Road!
We certainly hope that you’ve got your nectar feeders out & ready….We just had our first Baltimore Oriole of the season at ours! Pic from just moments ago!!
Along with the nectar-loving birds, another returning favourite around backyard feeders are the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. They will be arriving anytime now…and they LOVE Safflower Seed! Last year they arrived at our feeders on May 1st! You’ll want to be ready for them, so stop by 1830 Gainsborough Road, London for the very best in seed & feeders!
We sure hope that you are ready to greet the beautiful Hummingbirds! Where have they been reported? Check out the following links - Journey North and Hummingbirds Canada , then head on over to our location at 1830 Gainsborough Road, London for everything you’ll need to welcome the Hummingbirds to your garden!!
It’s that time of the year….while some birds are searching out the best spot for nesting, this American Robin is sitting on a nest! What is happening in your garden?
Wishing you & yours a very Happy Easter/a lovely long weekend!
We hope that you have your nectar feeders cleaned & ready…a Hummingbird has been reported in Amherstburg, Ontario! We recommend that you not totally fill your feeders so as not to waste! You just never know when they or the beautiful Orioles will make an appearance…if temperatures warm & winds co-operate, you’ll want to have feeders ready for them!
Over the past little while and in the past couple of days, more of the sounds of spring have come alive! Doesn’t it also make you feel so much better knowing that warmer weather will soon be coming our way….but most likely after a little more cooler weather!
Favourite feeder birds will be returning before we know it - Orioles & Hummingbirds are on their way! Check your feeders - whether you are looking to replace one or are just getting started, we’ve stocked our shelves with everything you’ll need to welcome these beauties to your garden! We usually recommend putting out your feeders a couple of weeks prior to their expected arrival!
Seems to happen more often than not! The good thing…we know it WILL eventually improve and it was much better than the last day of March!