Top 10 Backyard Birds in the USA
It is always a joy to look for a new species to appear in your backyard, but everyone has that favorite species they tire of seeing. Whether they love the colors and plumage or their sociable behavior, many people have the ones they most want to find happily munching away on their bird feeder. Here's a list of some of the most desired birds to have from the USA!
- Black-Capped Chickadee
With its recognizable song, the Black-capped Chickadee is often on the list of most desired backyard birds. The bird is easily identifiable because it has a black cap and black chin while the sides of its face are white. They love to eat berries in the winter and insects in the summer.
- Indigo Bunting
Male Indigo Buntings are amazingly beautiful because of their radiant blue plumage that attracts females. It's a fairly small seed-eating bird, but is popular for its wide range throughout the US.
There are three types of bluebirds endemic to the US, and they each occupy their own area, with the Western and Mountain Bluebirds overlapping. They are popular backyard birds because they are well-known for their blue plumage.
- Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak is definitely a stand out bird with its prominent red chest. Although only males have the red mark, the birds have a wide range throughout most of the country.
- American Robin
The American Robin is one of the all time classic American backyard birds. It is truly native to Northern America and is known by its reddish-orange breast and brown back. One of the reasons why robins are so popular is because they're easy to attract.
- Purple Martin
Purple Martins are possibly one of the biggest favorites in US backyards because of their vivid plumage, unique flight patterns and joyous song.
- Northern Cardinal
With the distinguished crest on its head and stunning red feathers, the Northern Cardinal is beloved for its song and beautiful appearance. Although the female doesn't have the bright red feathers, it still has the noticeable crest. These lovely songbirds are remarkably easy to attract as long as you're in their habitat in the eastern US.
- American Goldfinch
American Goldfinches are among the most elegant backyard birds, especially during the summer months, when their feathers are at their brightest. These small birds have muted colors throughout the rest of the year and are found all around the US. During the non-breeding season, American Goldfinches are very sociable, which is why they're so fun to watch.
- Dark-Eyed Junco
The Dark-Eyed Junco is one of the most common birds found throughout the US, which is part of the reason why it's so loved. It's distinguished by its gray coloring and flashes of white when in flight.
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So Actually How Good Is the PestOff Chicken Feeder – Is This The Rat Proof Chicken Feeder We Are All Waiting For?
Worth sharing this. Below is the testing feedback from the Roamwild PestOff Chicken Feeder Product Development – Maybe something to be excited about!
So is the rat proof and vermin proof chicken feeder we have all been waiting for?
Rick Lopes Product User Trials Testing feedback:
Setting the Scene:
My previous feeder was empty every day so I'm sure that it was the rats as well as the chickens eating the feed. A rat came into the chicken coop this morning while I was there and the chickens chased it away. I have 8 chickens and the previous feed consumption was huge. I've got 4 poison rat traps set out, Keep the coop clean, fill all the rat holes with rocks and gravel, but still have a rat problem. I'm hoping that your feeder will rid my chicken coop of the rats. If they can't get to the feed, hopefully they will leave. I will keep you posted over the next weeks on how it's going.
1/The feed is being consumed at a steady rate each day. After a short learning curve, I'm pretty sure that all the chickens are using the feeder.
2/Spillage has stopped. This was a huge problem with my old feeder. Birds would fly into the hen house and spill a lot of feed while eating from the feeder. This gave the rats plenty of feed on the floor in easy reach. In addition, the rats could climb down the rope and access the feed from the top as my old feeder had no hood.
3/Rats can't access the feed in the feeder from the top due to the hood, and from the bottom due the sliding door.
4/ I can leave the chicken coop door to the chicken run open 24 hours a day. Even if the rats come in, they can't get to the feed.
5/ I no longer see rats when I enter the chicken area. I haven't seen a new rat hole in several days. I was seeing them daily. It appears the rats are going somewhere else where they can access a food source.
I am super happy with your feeder. It is a winner. It appears to have solved my rat problem. I was considering getting rid of my chickens if I couldn't find a solution.
I will continue to send you updates in the weeks ahead. I've attached a photo of one of my chickens using the feeder.
Thank you again for your great customer support. Please feel free to add my comments to your review pages
James, please be sure to add me to your waiting list for the feeder when it becomes available again. I'll need two.
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