Date: 5/5/18 3:59 am From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Subject: Topeka yard birds
Yesterday I had a red headed woodpecker which is a new yard bird. He was briefly at the top of my elm tree. Heard him throughout the day. In the past 2 days I've added orchard Orioles and red eyed vireo. Still seeing warblers a plenty. Mr. Redstart has been here for 3 days almost always feeding in the choke cherry. Seen so many good looks but no pictures.
Trying putting Hummer feeder on a table for woodpeckers as Dallas Alexander has a red belly drinking nectar. Thought I see what I can attract. Probably ants.
Bluebirds finally at nest boxes. Seems late. Haven't seen a house sparrow all week. Trapping success. I'm sure neighborhood purple martins will appreciate that. Two neighbors down the street have a nice colony.
Yesterday watched bluejays gathering nesting material. House wrens stuffing twigs in boxes. At old Payless pond great tailed grackles gathering nesting material.