Y NEHiN

Why does ‘Nuttin Evah Happen in NewmaHket?’ It takes three things to provide a suitable wildlife HABITAT: Food, Water and Cover. This is our Winter Habitat. The birds and animals in our yard are a delight.

FOOD

We provide supplemental feed via our bird feeders but there is also substantial natural food available for the wildlife. We have supplemented it by planting berry bushes and trees. Also our main back yard is planted in pasture mix.

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Male Cardinal in Black Alder Bush

VIDEO HERE

Female Cardinal

Bluejay

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Bluebird

We maintain  bird feeders at one end of the hummingbird and butterfly garden. Sometimes it is a chore to fill the feeders.

Bird Feeders

Woodpecker

VIDEO HERE

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Red Bellied Woodpecker on Christmas Suet
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Deer in Pasture

We looked on the internet on how to feed crows. The internet suggested putting down dog food so we started using puppy food for small dogs. The crows are a little timid but come around. We see the crows almost every day now but the bluejays and English starlings also like the dog food so the crows don’t always get it.

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Feeding Crows

Unfortunately the seagulls also like the dog food and will mob the scene.

Seagulls

VIDEO HERE

Looking for a meal

WATER

There is a natural fresh water spring in our lower yard. The snow consistently melts in that area and the wildlife take advantage of it.

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Natural Fresh Water Spring
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Deer Drinking
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Crow in Spring in Yard

VIDEO HERE

We also maintain a heated bird bath on the lower porch for the birds. The squirrels take advantage of it as well.

Mockingbird on Heated Bird Bath

VIDEO HERE

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Titmouse on Bird Bath
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Squirrel on Bird Bath

VIDEO HERE

 

 

HABITAT

The yard is four and a half acres with over two hundred feet of waterfront on Great Bay, an inland estuary draining into the Atlantic Ocean. We get tides that can be eight and a half feet high. When the tide is out a mud flat is exposed on our beach front.

Estuary

There are lines of trees bordering the lot on the East and West and to the North as well. There is supplemental cover near the shore and a pasture area.

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A Respite from the Snow

Hanging in the Alder Bush

Cover in the Trees on the West Side

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Black Alder Bush
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Trees on the East Side
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Pasture

So you can see why {Y} it is natural for NEHiN. Unfortunately for me, Meg says if I do a winter habitat blog I have to follow it with a spring summer and fall blog.

All for now…..

Mark, Wink and Meg

 

 

 

 

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