The feeders are emptied quickly even in early June as the birds appreciate a quick meal as they flutter to feed their newborn babies. They are singing lovely songs while working and connecting with their mates and community. The joyous sounds are melodious and lift my heart.
It is so nice to see they appreciate the seed placed out each morning and refilled throughout the day. The local Grain and Feed store recommends providing seed through mid to late June while the babies are hatched and cared for until they are able to flee the nest. For wonderful bird feeders, check out some we've purchased and use regularly by clicking here.
One nice thing about this time of year are the colorful flowers that bloom all summer long. These petunias are not only lovely but provide a source of food for hummingbirds who enjoy swooping down for some nectar. Plant flowers in your yard and you will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and birds throughout the blooming season.