Bears, Birds And Some Other June Visitors To My Backyard
Although I travel to many State parks, Game lands and nature preserves here in Northeastern Pennsylvania looking for wildlife, I am lucky to have a lot of wild critters visit my backyard in Luzerne County, Hazle Township. I have four bird feeders and I throw out some corn every night for the deer and turkey. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post and shared some photographs of these critters. Since that post the large flock of turkey that feed here in the Winter have disbanded. The female hens are probably tending their young poults. Lately a group of male toms show up every morning and spend a good part of their day in my back yard.
Many mornings they would entertain themselves with their reflection in the glass on sliding door to my deck. Unfortunately turkey poop is not a pleasant thing to step in so I had to block the entrance to the deck. I enjoy watching them feed even though they aren’t the prettiest of birds.
Like the turkey the large herd of deer that visit in the Winter has also broken up. These days I usually get a few females who visit by themselves in the evening. They, too, are probably tending their young in the surrounding woodlands.
Many sparrows, including this house sparrow, are frequent visitors.
Unfortunately, the starlings and blue jays also found my feeders. These aggressive birds scare many of the smaller birds away and consume most of the seed. .The starlings I think are an ugly bird. The blue jay, however is beautiful but not a nice bird.
Just yesterday I saw one of my favorite birds, the indigo bunting.
I usually see one passing through early in the Spring and I did this year too. I was surprised to see it at the feeder. It must have a nest near my yard. Here is a link to a gallery on my blog page with more photographs of the birds critters I saw in my back yard. Backyard critters June 18 to 25 2020
And a place to stop in for a quick snack, in exchange for a photo or two. Here is a link to some more photographs of the bears that visited my back yard. Backyard bears. June 18 to 25 2020.