Postcards from my bird buddies

My Bird Buddy smart bird feeder arrived a few weeks ago and I was excited to install and fill it along with my other feeders.

Bird buddy bird feeder
The Bird Buddy feeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds and wet from being outside.

It took about ten days for the birds to start regularly returning to my yard. A few more days after that, I had my first brave visitor to the new feeder!

The first visitor

A cute notification popped up on my phone alerting me of a postcard from a new feathered friend.

Female house sparrow at bird buddy feeder
A female House Sparrow curiously looks into the Bird Buddy camera.

Since this first sighting a week ago, the diversity of birds in my barebones yard has increased. Aside from the House Sparrows, I’ve spotted Inca Doves, White-winged Doves, House Finches, and Great-tailed Grackles lurking in the yard.

Yearning for a busier day…

I’m yearning for times like earlier this year when I had Couch’s Kingbirds, Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Mourning Doves.

eBird has been a fun way to track the sightings in my yard. From that vantage point, I’ve seen many flyovers such as Crested Caracaras, Great Egrets, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, and vultures.

Nature’s best cleaner

Speaking of vultures, there was a poor possum roadkill next to my house. I drove past it on the way to work, and by that afternoon I received a video from my husband of Black Vultures picking away at it and dragging it to the side.

The video sent to my by my husband. Please don’t record and drive. 🙅‍♀️

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