Wild Wednesdays: The Wild Birds of Canadian Acres

Is it Wednesday again already?!

The topic for today’s post may not be as exciting as bull elk in our field or a black bear mystery, but the wild birds of Canadian Acres have become a huge part of our day around the farm. Last winter I hung up two bird feeders in the poplar trees outside our back door and filled them with black sunflower seeds.

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I can’t help but sing “Feed the birds, tuppence a bag…tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag…”

The first year, we mostly had black capped chickadees and woodpeckers frequent the feeders with the occasional finch and snow bunting. This year, I’ve noticed a huge increase in not only quantities, but also different types of wild birds and I couldn’t be more delighted. There is just something so soothing about watching wild birds feed and fly around in their natural habitat. Wyatt has taken to being a full time old man who constantly watches the birds out the window. It’s pretty adorable. Although, he may just be upset that they are eating “his food” since he has an acquired taste for bird food. Weirdo.

Photographing these guys can be difficult since the feeders are so close to the house, but I do try. Here’s a little peek at some of our most frequent visitors:

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A pretty little female dusky grouse visits our back porch from time to time

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I’m pretty much obsessed with her feathered feet

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And mohawk…

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I’m not sure what this little guy is. Best guess is some type of finch?

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I love the texture of feather patterns

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These guys are pine grosbeak’s with an unidentified bird on the right… I should get better at birding… y’know, in my spare time

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We also have a bonafide bird hunter on our hands as Miss Sake has been known to not only patiently watch these critters, she’s also lumberjack climbed a tree or two. I don’t think she’s landed a bird just yet (and leaves the big chickens alone) but I witnessed her first mouse hunt last night so I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

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Ever so focused in the chicken yard

These birds were feeding on a grey winter day, but don’t despair, as most grey days turn into magical evenings and we couldn’t feel more blessed than sunset time on the farm.

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Goodnight farm

I’m so lucky to have such a diverse habitat to call home.

~Katy

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6 thoughts on “Wild Wednesdays: The Wild Birds of Canadian Acres

  1. Hey ! Loved the pictures I am a Bird freak they are so cool, love the Sunset pictures.. Every time I read your Blog wish I could be younger would for sure look for a place to live just like you guys .. Will be waiting for next Wednesday to roll around .. Love uncle Leo & Aunt Judy

    • Thanks! I wish I could have included more of the different types we get at our feeders but alas I only had time to edit the few I posted… oh well, something to shoot for!

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