This spring I’ve been so excited to get a variety of birds to come to our feeders! Within the past several days we’ve had:
Fun fact: “The Baltimore oriole is a small blackbird. It received its name from the resemblance of the male's colors to those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore.”
Fun fact: A hummingbird must consume approximately 1/2 of its weight in sugar daily, and the average hummingbird feeds 5-8 times per hour. In addition to nectar, these birds also eat many small insects and spiders, and may also sip tree sap or juice from broken fruits
Fun fact: “Goldfinches can feed upside down! Often goldfinches are observed hanging upside down from the top of a big sunflower, plucking out the seeds below.”
Fun fact: “Rose-breasted grosbeak is a songbird that belongs to the cardinal family. Female lays 1 to 5 pale green or bluish eggs. Both males and females participate in the incubation of eggs during a period of 11 to 14 days.
Some of these are new to our feeders this year. We’d never seen a Rose-breasted Grosbeak come before, it was neat to see! I found these pictures online since it’s hard to get good ones with my phone. The Orioles and finches in particular have been fun to watch, their colours are striking. God is so good, I love being able to watch the birds He created for us to enjoy.
“All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all!”