Blue Jays

I have several Blue Jays in my backyard. I often see a pair together. I’m assuming that is a male and female. Blue Jays often mate for life, staying with their partner all year long. These are beautiful birds with bright blue feathers. They have several shades of blue on their back feathers. They areContinue reading “Blue Jays”

Pine Warblers

Pine Warblers are colorful little birds. I almost confused them with the Tennessee Warbler. Pine Warblers are larger than Tennessee Warblers. These cute birds live high up in the pine trees. We have 3 very old and tall pine trees in our backyard that they enjoy. This bird’s length is 5.1 – 5.5 inches, weightContinue reading “Pine Warblers”

Tufted Titmouse

This little songbird is in my backyard year-round. It is the size of a sparrow or a little smaller.  Their Length is 5.5 – 6.3 in, weight is 0.6 – 0.9 oz, and wingspan: 7.9 – 10.2 inches. It is a beautiful little bird that is sort of a silvery gray color on top. ItContinue reading “Tufted Titmouse”

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

The Lake Hills City Birds Ruby-crowned Kinglet These little birds are difficult to get a photo of because they are so quick. They are constantly flicking their wings. I was not sure what type of bird is was when it first showed up in my backyard. From afar I thought it was a Pine WarblerContinue reading “Ruby-crowned Kinglet”

How to make Bird Suet Cakes

Our backyard birds have been enjoying the seed and suet cakes. We have been getting plenty of birds on video for our weekly episodes of The Lake Hills City Birds. Below is the recipe for the Bird Suet Cakes. Ingredients 1 cup of Lard or Suet1 cup crunchy peanut butter2 cups ground corn meal2 cupsContinue reading “How to make Bird Suet Cakes”