Where Are The Birds In My Neighborhood?

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

I purchased a few suet bird feeders yesterday and put them in the backyard. A few very tiny birds dropped by, and I haven’t seen them in about a week.

These feeders are in addition to the ones I have out already.

Very few birds drop by. We have driven through the neighborhood looking for birds and the density is low, even by the creek.

I have read that some of the low-quality birdseed has products that local burds don’t eat. I may upgrade but there is little point; I frequently hear the birds somewhere in the distance, but seldom here

Squirrels are abundant, but birds not so much.

Last week, to attract some pigeons, I purchased a 50-pound bag of cracked corn and threw about 15 pounds all over the yard. I have 2 pigeons that have dropped by so far.

It’s not like they are unaware of the feeders. I have seen a broad variety before.

Is it the winter? I would imagine all the hungry critters would go where food and water are in abundant supply.

Perhaps someone out there in the blogosphere can explain this to me.

안녕하세요, Brother’s Campfire의 벤자민입니다!

나는 어제 몇 개의 suet 새 모이통을 사서 뒤뜰에 두었습니다. 아주 작은 새 몇 마리가 지나갔고, 나는 약 일주일 동안 그들을 보지 못했습니다.

이 피더는 내가 이미 가지고 있는 피더에 추가됩니다.

아주 적은 새가 들락날락합니다. 우리는 새를 찾기 위해 이웃을 운전했고 개울 옆에서도 밀도가 낮습니다.

나는 품질이 낮은 새씨에 현지 새들이 먹지 않는 제품이 있다는 것을 읽었습니다. 업그레이드할 수는 있지만 요점이 거의 없습니다. 어디선가 새소리가 자주 들리지만 여기에서는 거의 들리지 않습니다.

다람쥐는 풍부하지만 새는 많지 않습니다.

지난 주에 비둘기 몇 마리를 유인하기 위해 50파운드짜리 금이 간 옥수수 한 봉지를 사서 15파운드 정도를 마당 전체에 던졌습니다. 지금까지 떨어진 비둘기 2마리가 있습니다.

그들이 피더를 모르는 것은 아닙니다. 나는 전에 다양한 것을 보았다.

겨울이야? 나는 모든 배고픈 동물들이 음식과 물이 풍부한 곳으로 갈 것이라고 상상할 것입니다.

아마도 블로고스피어의 누군가가 나에게 이것을 설명할 수 있을 것입니다.

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a community leader, urban farmer, and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. He might know a guy...

34 thoughts on “Where Are The Birds In My Neighborhood?

  1. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

    Winter season so many big birds flying to Asian countries 🌷🙏👌
    Your place nicely can keep birds , so big courtyard there !!
    Here also so small birds, Mina’s, mountain peigeons and
    We will give breads !! Nice to see them 😍 happy Tuesday 🌷🙏🌷

    1. Benjamin says:

      We have dogs in 3 neighboring houses, our dog, who is pretty chill, raccoons, and one cat who stays far from my yard. There are hawks.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Well, I am sure that the gators would enjoy that. Perhaps I can get a gator and put it in my duck pond. That way, if you ever visit the Campfire, you can give him some grub!

      They can handle being frozen a little I hear.

      I dont think my ducks, dog, or children would like that. Well, perhaps the 13 Year Veteran of Life would!

  2. Rivers Renewed says:

    Yep, hawks are the issue. They get hungry! Also be careful what you write in other languages……someone may understand it! I didn’t see any curse words though. 🙂

  3. holly's world says:

    I’ve heard 5G can be a problem for birds and other creatures. We have an abundance of birds here, but the Cardinals seem to be laying low for some reason. Not sure why… Hawks can be a problem, but only when hanging out in the area. As soon as the hawk disappears or flies away, the birds will come back. I’ve got two hawks that visit on a regular basis, barn cats that like to hang out, fox, and the occasional bear roams through, but I’ve still got songbirds.

    I’ve got 6 feeders at the moment, and three hummingbird feeders that are out April through October. If they are new feeders, try to keep them full and with time you should see birds on a regular basis.

    1. Benjamin says:

      I think I am on the right track for having them around habitat-wise. How would I find out about 5G in my area?

      1. holly's world says:

        Not sure…they’re big antennae type towers, huge, actually. If you have any new towers going up, they’re probably 5G. Next time I go out, I’ll try and take a photo of one. Might be a while though…

  4. Herb says:

    We have a lot of sparrows and a few finches over here with an occasional chick-a-dee at the feeders. There are a couple of towhees as well, but they are ground feeders mostly. Jays, too. I think it’s winter, though.

      1. Herb says:

        I don’t think the sparrows and finches migrate. I always think of chickadees as cold weather birds. I don’t know, really. I know we don’t have the traffic we do in the spring and summer. Spring and summer sees hummingbirds and a few odd species that are just travelling through. The thing with hummers is if you feed them once they will come back to the same spot looking for food.

          1. Herb says:

            No, just spring around April-ish through the end of July-Middle of August. Depends on the weather ad such.

          2. Benjamin says:

            Oh, well good to know. I was thinking about addding 5 pounds of sugar to the duck pond. That would work, right?

          3. Herb says:

            lol. I never heard of anything like that but who knows? It would definitely bring up the yellow-jacket population.

          4. Benjamin says:

            Hmmmm. Well, the ducks might eat the jellowjackets….I wonder….. Is this a viable business plan?

          5. Herb says:

            I don’t know if hummingbirds would be attrated, though. Actually they don’t live off the sugar water, they need it for energy. It’s out of my league.

          6. Benjamin says:

            I see. So what I am hearing is if I cant get birds, attract yellowjackets instead.

          7. Herb says:

            I hate, loathe, reject, despise and dislike yellowjackets.

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