"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Monday, April 8, 2013

Feed mealworms and make friends!

A pair of black phoebes visit my yard twice a day for mealworms.  Photo by J.J. Meyer
Mealworms are a favorite treat for insect-eating birds such as bluebirds, wrens and flycatchers such as my two friends, the black phoebes.  They arrive early each morning, chirping loudly on the patio to let me know they're ready for breakfast.  They often sit on our patio chairs or fly close to the window to get our attention.  They repeat this again in the late afternoon.

Other birders have reported making friends with bluebirds. They can become very accustomed to humans and even take worms by hand. 

Find mealworms at most pet and nature stores.

Happy birding!

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