There is nothing like waking up to the sound of singing birds.
My goal is to turn my suburban lot into a sanctuary for wild birds. So far, so good. I’m almost there. I can watch hummingbirds from my living room window. Birds build nests in my rose bushes. At any given time, I can watch sparrows, blue jays, doves, and robins. It all depends on the season.
All year, the hummingbird feeders are always kept filled. I provide clean water for drinking and bathing. In the winter months, seeds fill the front feeder. Many of it spills to the ground for the blue jays and sparrows. In the spring, if the seeds aren’t eaten or swept away, I’ll have a mystery crop of new seedlings.
My efforts are well worth it. I provide food and water, and my feathered friends find sanctuary in my yards. In return, I can hear them singing. And I can watch them from my windows.