I know I'm running late to get a post out there, however, it has been a full day. For now, I'm relying on photos taken over the past few months. Hoping, you'll like some of them, this one has become a favorite...:)
Another banner year for the Eastern Phoebes that frequent our yard. Although I was nearly attacked by one when we lived in VA, I am so happy to see them build their nests. They are the greatest bug catchers ever!!!
And another charming bug eater are the Eastern Bluebirds that nest in all our boxes. Not only is their song melodic, they are such hard workers when it comes to caring for their young!!
Consuming grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, larvae, moths, they get their fill around here between the surrounding woods and the openness of the yard.
While the Chickadees refer white-fly, caterpillars, ants and earwigs (which I absolutely hate!!), they are always busy as are the Nuthatches focusing on the trees.
Remember those trees we just took down? The reason was simple. The Pres wanted to open up that side of the house by thinning the trees since it was excessively crowded. And I looked at it as an opportunity spread more seed for all our bug eaters and plant a few stray evergreens and cedars that pop up everywhere giving them nice cover for the Winter.
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
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