We run our feeders all year. The big black oil sunflower feeder and
the tubular plastic one that holds the cheap millet/cracked corn mix are
always full. At this time of the year we add the wire-cage holders for our
homemade suet cakes. In the summer the suet cakes are replaced by the
hummingbird and oriole feeders.
Yesterday while watching the feeders, we started an informal count.
We realized that there are nine species that we can see nearly every day at
the feeders, at least 360 days of the year. Our everyday birds are:
Black-Capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch, White-Breasted Nuthatch, House
Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Downy Woodpecker, and
Mourning Dove. We've been here in Shoreham for about 25 years and have
noticed that a couple of species (Northern Cardinal and Tufted Titmouse) are
more common now than when we first moved in.
What are your everyday birds?
Larry and Mona in Shoreham