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Greetings from Connecticut, USA! (1 Viewer)

Barbie Heid

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United States
Hi all!

New here. 😁 I am relatively new to backyard birding, that is actively trying to attract them. After 15 years of occasionally hanging just a suet feeder, I wondered what besides the occasional Downy/Hairy woodpeckers and sparrows I could attract to my yard to photograph. So I went full bore: new feeders with thistle, sunflower seeds, millet, cracked corn, raisins, berries, double suet feeder... and my yard turned into a Hitchcock movie! I admit sometimes I go a little overboard, often camping out in the yard photo-sniping for hours, ignoring chores.

I am looking here for kindred spirits that like to share photos, tips and advice on attracting birds to my area. I am also a dedicated cat butler, so if I have to log off suddenly, I hear the dreaded sound of a hairball. Looking forward to meeting all of you! Have an awesome day, wherever you are.

Note: Miracle is a strictly indoor cat! As new as I am, even I know cats+birds =well, not good.


Wat mutt, dat mutt!
Staff member
Hola Barbie Heid! A warm welcome to Birdforum from all the Staff and Moderators (y)

Looking forward to see some of your photos in the gallery.

delia todd

If I said the wrong thing it was a Senior Moment
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Opus Editor
Hi Barbie and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.

KC Foggin

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Opus Editor
United States
Sounds like my backyard ;)

Hi there Barbie and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)
We're glad you found us and please join in wherever you like ;)

Hope to see some of you bird images in the Gallery ;)

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