Birds of a Feather

The magic combination of food and water brings in the birds in a New Mexico backyard. This shallow water feature is fed by a slow drip from above.

grosbeak at water    birds of a feather

There are always the usual suspects (titmice, juncos, chickadees, etc), but occasionally we were surprised by the unexpected. Robins and Bluebirds, being primarily insectivorous, aren’t tempted by seeds. But a fresh water source in the desert can work wonders. Also, much of the time Pinyon Jays shun human feeders, but a dearth of pinyon nuts one year made our backyard a welcome hangout.

bunch of blue