“The Spring Birds are Back” by Doug Fincher

April 26, 2021 - Pam and I have fed the birds at our house in San Augustine for twenty-seven years now. It is unbelievable that we have around fifteen species that live at our house---only a few blocks from town. We always look forward to the Spring and Fall migrations that stop by on their annual trips north and south. And the Spring birds are here! And every good rain sends them down at our house for a few more days.

As of today, we have seen Catbirds, Indigo Buntings, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Blue Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, Summer Tanagers, and several others. We also have several White-winged Doves and five species of local Woodpeckers that  are enjoying eating with our visitors. We hope to see some Painted Buntings before the migration is over.

Lots of people ask how we have so many birds. And the answer is simple: Feed them, not occasionally, but every day. The birds, like all living things, love to eat.