Enjoy The Garden Butterflies, Birds, and Wildlife
The Tawny Emperor Butterfly is understated and small but when you capture this butterfly in a shot, the beautiful details on his wings are breathtaking!
Want More Happy Birds In Your Garden?
Isn’t this the cutest little bird feeder? It was so easy to make, you won’t believe it! From an earlier post, you can find the complete instructions for this Teacup Bird Feeder ◄ here.
The birds seem to love this little feeder and I have positioned it so that we can watch them from the patio, the deck, and from the Palladian window in the family room. I have taken pictures from all three locations, too!
It does have to be cleaned out after a good rain, but that is pretty easy to do.
Keeping seeds in the cup is probably the most important thing to do. Having a water source nearby is also important. The fish pond, the creek, and a bird bath are in close proximity to the teacup feeder.
As you can see, we use the black oil sunflower seeds. They are meatier and have a higher oil content, which is beneficial to the birds. The shells are also easier for smaller birds to crack open.
We found out a long time ago that the black oil sunflower seeds lure a more desirable group of birds to the feeder. The cardinals, tufted titmice, and all kinds of finches seem to love these seeds. The mourning doves will go after any that are dropped on the ground.
Backyard wildlife. Isn’t it great?
A pair of rock wrens has taken up residence in one of the wall planters on the patio, at least for awhile. We could see the little eggs in the nest. Dave said they wouldn’t hatch. (You know what a pessimist he is.)
They did hatch. It was fun watching the pair take food to their young.
Check out this spider!