January 10, 2023

Helping the Wild Birds in Winter

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, this winter has been unseasonably mild so far, but it is still a difficult time for wild birds looking for food - there are many chirping visitors at my feeders.

I have a number of bird feeders at my farm, and all the birds love to come by and feast on the seed I provide. I also set out fresh water and cut holes in the burlap covers over the boxwood, so birds are able to take shelter during inclement weather. Helping the wild birds is important to sustain local wild bird populations, but it is also one of the easiest and most beautiful ways to observe and appreciate wildlife and to understand the types of birds that frequent the neighborhood.

Enjoy these photos.