Winter is a prime season for birdwatching at Coppertop. I keep the feeders well stocked, knowing that when nature’s food is scarcer during these chilly months, birds flock to the feeders. Hummingbirds are regular visitors even in winter, and they drain the homemade nectar each week. Suet is popular with many birds, and I often think I should invest in stock since the visitors can decimate a block of suet in 24 hours. I already purchase cases of suet, large bags of thistle seed, and keep close to 50 pounds of mixed seed on-hand in two enormous plastic bins. This is serious birding business with many exciting benefits for the keen observer.
List of 39 Birds Spotted in Coppertop Gardens
January 2014-January 2016 (in order of appearance; blue denotes link to photo)
Great Blue Heron
After January 2016:
Swallow (uncertain of variety)
Hooded Merganser Duck