Our backyard bird feeders are back in service

Hummingbirds are so amazing!

In May 2021 some species of songbirds began to be afflicted with a deadly disease of some kind. This started in Virginia and moved west. Indiana birds began to die in late May and by early June the Indiana Department of Natural Resources put out the warning to stop all bird feeding in private yards. We posted about that. We both really missed our almost daily birdwatching time our back.

By the first week in August the DNR published the news that 76 out of Indiana’s 92 counties were bird disease free, and could resume the use of bird feeders.

Our cute little Nuthatch is back

We soon refilled our two seed feeders, and also refilled our hummingbird feeder. (DNR also had said to stop using hummingbird feeders as well.) It has been a couple of weeks since we started feeding our avian friends again, and slowly lots of the birds are coming back to our yard. We haven’t seen all of the species we had seen before the “lockdown”, but perhaps that is to be expected. We are grateful that we can again enjoy birding from our backyard swing!

32 thoughts on “Our backyard bird feeders are back in service

  1. I feel that I should transmit that piece of information to my cats. I’m sorry, allegiances are for life and I know that I’d squeak very loudly if they’d pressure me for details. But alas, I no longer have cats, which is regrettable of course, but extreme good news to your birds. Happy NatGeo/Audubon shots. All the best.

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  2. Pingback: Our backyard bird feeders are back in service – MobsterTiger

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