A little about Baja bird feeders.

 

 

Sometimes we do things a little different here in Baja.  Nothing goes to waste.  After cleaning the mornings catch, the bones go on our vulture feeder.

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And then we have a Costa’s Feeder
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Which doubles as a Xantuss’s feeder
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The Gila Woodpeckers love it.
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Which then works as a Sulfur Butterfly’s feeder
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We also have a Finch feeder made from Cardon skeleton and we re-cycled a paint bucket lid
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Which attracts Pyrrhuloxias, Black-headed Grosbeaks and Yellow variants

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Which doubles for a feeder for this guy, Sharpie. He’s watching it rain. Probably for the first time in his life. We just ended a 6 year drought!
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And a water feature I built out of discarded construction foam and cement.  Solar powered water circulator.
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We have fresh, clean water for Blue Grosbeaks

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And Varied Buntings
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I make all sorts of feeders out of discards, recycling for the Lesser Goldfinches
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And coconuts (from our own coco palms) I carve hollows in to make feeders used by many that turn to nests later on
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Feed on the ground works well for these White-winged Doves and California Quail

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I think this guy has had enough!
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But nobody can compete with these backyard feeders, Mr. & Mrs. Hooded Oriole share parenting feeding the babies.
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Ahhhh..Baja.   Ya gotta love it. http://birdswesee.com/

 

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4 Responses to A little about Baja bird feeders.

  1. Oly says:

    That’s quite a gallery Russ! I’ve never seen White Ibis in Baja before. I know they are around sometimes. Those shots of the Spotted Sandpiper look kinda familiar.
    Happy Birding, Chris

    Russ, Where is Campo Rene?

  2. Oly says:

    Hola Karen,
    Birding is a great experience for Debbie and I. It can be physically intense or as laid back as a person wants. We love waking up in the morning to watch the sun rise over the sea and listening to the birds warming up to the day.
    Pleasure meeting you as well. We should meet again.

  3. Karen Acott says:

    Such a pleasure meeting you both at the Art Festival at Colina del Sol Dec 9, 2012. You are very lucky to have that range of birds and if I were a bird I would be in your yard, too. Not so lucky for me, I had to return to Portland and rain. The lazuli buntings are as special to the eye as a humming bird almost. I have seen only one bird in my yard in the very early hours in the morning.

    I adopted a cat on Jan 1, 2012 and soon learned that he was a good hunter. I could not continue attracting birds to their death so after 40 or so years I have stopped feeding them. Almost. I still keep nectar for the Anna hummers that overwinter here and have nextar plants that bloom in the winter.

    Very nice meeting you and if you ever need a house sitter, give me a call
    503 522 6322 cellular.

    Cheers,
    Karen

  4. Russ says:

    I am so jealous of the variety of birds you have and of course your photos are beyond anything I could imagine.
    My dove don’t mind the easy pickings of the feeder.

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