Smell Like Dirt

In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood

We have guests!

At the end of April each year, just in time for my birthday (355 shopping days left!) we have two of my favorite migrants stop over for a bite to eat and to take a load off.  Now, I think I would love Indigo Buntings and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks even if they were here year round, but the fact that they will only be here for a short time makes spotting them even more special.  I hope you will enjoy this footage of them visiting our feeders.  The RBG dined primarily on Black Oil Sunflower Seeds and the Indigo’s feasted on white millet, both on the ground and in the feeder.  Enjoy and please let me know what you have in your backyard!


  harry schmeider wrote @

What an awesome video, Thanks so much for your hard work in capturing some of the most beautiful migrating birds. I see the scarlet tanager which has bright red with black wings in this area of Western Pennsylvania. Love your Web Site! harry

  smelllikedirt wrote @

I’m jealous of your tanagers! My best friend in Fla has them too. But I can’t complain, can I? The Indigos and RBGs are gorgeous. Thanks for the feedback!

  Fran wrote @

I too saw a RBG a couple of weeks ago on my deck. It flew right over me and landed on my feeder but shortly flew off. I haven’t seen him since. I was so excited since I had never seen this bird before, had to run to get my petersons! Wish I could see an indigo!
Charlotte NC

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