The recent snows in Middle Tennessee were a treat! Today, tho, it is hot and sunny and warm and April 1st! Happy April Fool's to you all!
After moving into our home a few months ago I put up some birdfeeders. It took about six weeks for the birds to find the feeders but find them they did! The snows brought in a lot of new birds for me. One of them is the red winged blackbird. This is a bird I had not often seen in my area of Tennessee, tho I would see it quite frequently further north in areas like northern Kentucky and southern Indiana. I think the red winged blackbirds are heading south as I now see them quite a bit more in Tennessee.
The birds really liked the black oil sunflower seeds I offer up in my bird feeders.
Not everyone like grackles but they are a really beautiful bird in my humble opinion.
Did you know blackbirds, grackles, and starlings often flock together in the fall, winter, and early spring?
These birds were part of a large flock that came to Tiger Way Gardens for a few days.
I had several feeders up so they did not really chase away the smaller birds--everyone got fed and as a bonus I got to see some beautiful blackbirds....
in the garden....