- Hi Barbara: Ditto on that!! : ) The three most important things with getting the great yard list are as follows and are listed in order of importance. #1 -Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2006View SourceHi Barbara: Ditto on that!! : )The three most important things with getting the great yard list are as follows and are listed in order of importance. #1 - LOCATION, #2 - Location, #3 - Location. ; )From there Habitat appropriate for the species desired. Ecotones help with a diversity of birds.Open space beside a multi story canopy of trees including both deciduous and evergreens, thick dense underbrush is also a great asset. Food would be of next most importance, for most birds insects make up the majority of their diet, so without breeding super bugs, which is also a conflict of interest if you like to garden! Wild sunflowers are great additions to a yard, the seed eater love the seed but more importantly, the plants are great places for insectivores to forage for a protein rich dinner. Water to is of extreme importance in attracting a greater selection of birds that wont otherwise frequent your yard, a mister-dripper in addition to bird baths of varying depths, heated in winter, a ground bath that is safe from cats. (Any help here would be appreciated! : (I have some new birdbaths heated and not with drippers that look like they will work well.!) Flowers for Hummingbirds, Bee Balm and hollyhock seemed to be the hummingbirds favorite in my yard, later the Glads. Fuchsias are also great in hanging baskets and I understand millennium petunia.Sincerely;
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1-406-727-0095----- Original Message -----From: Barbara QuinlanSent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 1:42 PMSubject: [MOB-Montana] yard birds
I am envious of those who attract so many species to their yards! Is
it mostly location? Running water? Where do you place water baths?
What types of trees/bushes work best? Is this a skill acquired over
many years? Barbara Quinlan - Kalispell
- This morning we are seeing a good selection of birds around our feeder. Most prominent is a good sized group of jays, both Steller s and Blue. The leastMessage 2 of 3 , Aug 6, 2012View SourceThis morning we are seeing a good selection of birds around our feeder. Most prominent is a good sized group of jays, both Steller's and Blue. The least prominent is one Swainson's Thrush and one Townsend's Warbler. In between are Red-naped Sapsuckers, Pileated Woodpecker, Black-headed and Evening Grosbeaks, Siskin, B.C. Chickadee, the Robin/G.H.Owl standoff, Caliope and Rufous Hummingbirds.The chokesherry and thornapple berries are beginning to ripen and attract more and more activity.Bob Rost - Ronan MT(406) 676-4545Bob Rost - Ronan MT(406) 676-4545