February is such a full month with many holidays and birthdays. I knew about most of them, all of them I thought until a newsletter appeared in my email informing me of National Bird Feeding Month.
The news letter asked how do you help the birds in the winter.that question made me look around and ask myself "What exactly do I do"?
This winter has been very mild requiring very little help from humans for the birds.Even still I have bird feeders in my front and back yard.Also all over the property are bird houses of all size and color.Bee boxes too. Spring and summer we keep humming
bird feeders all around.
With all that going on the birds seem to prefer even in the winter all the natural nature made things going on on our property.The holly trees and bushes give the birds months of enjoyment and food.We have a bevy of berried bushes and bird attracting
plants and trees growing at all different times of the year that keeps the birds in our yard chirping and happy.
I am lucky enough to get to spend hours a day watching all the different spices of birds as they fly and flit about happily flapping their wings and splashing around in the baths.Lucky to have the time and lucky to have the birds to watch.
It is always a good day when Mr Cardinal knocks on the window because the feeder is empty,or to awaken to the Rat A Tat Tat of the wood pecker gathering his breakfast out of nearest pine tree.
A favorite for me is sitting quietly near the fire pit and hearing the gentle Who,who,who of the owl setting out on his nightly hunt,A perfect night is actually catching a glimpse of that owl sitting king like on a branch high up in his tree.
All summer long we grow a verity of bird and bee attracting flowers on our property. In the glow of the morning dew and just as the sun is about to set we hear the fast and furious flapping of wings,setting completely still and breathless we are rewarded
with the sight of the smallest and prettiest bird of all the humming bird shimmering in the sunlight drinking nectar and defying nature all at once.
Every day of the year I am treated to a concert of Blue Jays cat like calls,the sweet twitter of a dozen different song birds, with a whistle here and there that I don't recognize.So it seems that in the hours between sun up and sun set I have natures
radio right out side my door.
As I look around and figure out the answer to the question "What do I do to feed the birds during National Bird Feeding Month?" I realize I do alot and around my house each and every season is National Bird Feeding Month!