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Monday, July 20, 2009
I have Blue Birds in My Back Yard
For the last three years from Spring To Fall I have bluebirds residing in my back yard here in Northern California. They nest and play in the Holly and Pyracantha Shrubs planted as screens for the small swimming pool in my small backyard.
Do you think I am wasting my time writing this article? Please continue reading this post to find the answer.
Is this common in my neighborhood ? From talking to the neighbors, I know my yard is the only one with four or more residents of blue jays that enjoys the water and food that I give them every day. Sometimes, I forget to give them bread crumbs or rice. They will remind me by their loud chirping, jumping and coming closer to the patio. They are getting so tame, that they stay only a few feet from their feeding station when I go out to give their daily bread crumbs or rice morsel. As soon as I put the food in the feeder, they would happily consume the food and bring some to their nests for their babies. If I gave them too much food, the leftover is welcome by a couple of residents squirrels in my yard.
My neighborhood is a subdivision of older homes from 20 to 40 years old. But I do not see too many birds in the neighborhood. Our house is still very close to the mall, shops and and schools which are populated with a lot of people during the day. However, my yard is the only one with two big maples trees and one oak tree that give a lot of shade during summer. This week has been hot with 5 days of consecutive three digits temperature from 12 Noon to around 7:00 PM. However, as soon as the sun sets, the temperature goes down to a comfortable low 70's. By early morning,when you wake up, it is cool with temperature in the mid 60's. The temperature slowly rises, so by 12:00 noon it will be in the 90's or as of this week were in the low 100's. Today the “High” was only 99 degrees F. This morning “Low” was 65 degrees with a gentle wind, which feel very comfortable. This temperature pattern will last the whole summer. When Fall comes in September, the normal Low and High in this area will be around 55 degrees and around 78 degrees. By late October, my blue birds are gone. I will not see them until the middle of April next year. I am not sure where they spend their winter months, probably in Southern California or Mexico.
The blue jays are also a favorite of my 6-year old grand daughter, Carenna. When she visits us, the first thing she would ask is if she could feed the birds. I consider these birds my pets. We have pets in the Philippines, two dogs, one cat and several chickens. But here in Sacramento, our only pets are these blue jays that reside in my back yard during spring, summer and fall in this beautiful Northern California neighborhood every year. This is the reason, why I spent a few minutes writing this article. Do you have pets in your back yard?