As I've noted these past few years, our wildflower collection is growing in part to provide native foods for our favorite birds. This week the new Bee Balm plants have been peaking. I am hopeful they will be irresistible to Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. I think the new species will propagate nicely and provide a mid-to-late-June attractant going forward, replacing the Stokes Aster which is now fading, but ahead of the Trumpet Creeper which is just getting going. It is always so hard to wait as the fields of red build! And I am confident the lures will one day be worth the trouble.
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!