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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Native Garden Attracts Many Migratory Birds

There are four requirements to attract wildlife to a garden: food, water, shelter, and a place to raise their young. Over the past few years we have added quite a few native plants to our garden. Some of them surround our small pond, making it not only a focal point in our backyard, but also a prime stopover location for migratory birds. Even though we have a bird bath, many birds seem to prefer running water to quench their thirst.
During the past few weeks we have spotted the following visitors in our garden: a male scarlet tanager, a Tennessee warbler, an immature male Cape May warbler, two yellow-rumped warblers, and probably a first-year white-crowned sparrow.

By adding water - be it a fountain or mister - you too might view some exciting migratory birds in your yard.


  1. WOW !! you have capture really fantastic photographs . I like it . All picture are so amazing , but second one is so beautiful .

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  2. Beautiful series of photos. If you don’t have a clean background you don’t have a good bird photo. Pick your backgrounds before you decide where to shoot.

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