What's Landing at Your Feeder? [VIDEO]

Share photos and videos of local birds with your neighbors right here on Salem Patch.

Our Salem Patch Pics & Clips gallery features some pretty impressive user-submitted photographs of the robins, cardinals, blue jays and other bird species that call Salem home.

So, to kick off our new What's Landing at Your Feeder? column, we're asking our readers to submited video footage or photos of the local birds that they've been feeding in their own backyards.

Have a shot of a rare bird grabbing lunch at your feeder? Do you ever get visits from birds that you can't identify?

Just pull out your camera or smart phone, snap a short video or photo and share it with your neighbors here by clicking the upload photos and videos button above.

DanielV February 19, 2013 at 02:11 PM
I'd love to see what other birds people are seeing in their backyards. I have my feeders set up to attract a wide variety of birds. I use a suet feeder for the Woodpeckers and the high-energy food, is especially valuable to the birds in cold weather. I use a Thistle feeder to attract the smaller songbirds, a black oil Sunflower seed feeder which attracts many beautiful birds like Nuthatches, Cardinals and Jays. And finally a general seed feeder for all the rest of the birds. I believe these birds help make my backyard a more beautiful, mini-nature retreat, that entertain my wife and I Summer and Winter. What could be more beautiful than a bright red Cardinal on the snow or the intricate patterns on a Blue Jay's wings. I hope to see more of my neighbors birds via this page. Thanks everyone for sharing.
Owen Boss (Editor) February 19, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Some great shots here already! Thanks guys!
Nancy Gilberg February 19, 2013 at 05:25 PM
I'm not a photographer, but some of my favorite neighborhood sightings have been screech owl, barred owl, and raven. Love seeing everyone else's photos!
Rachel Warner February 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Fantastic images. There is a very active cardinal population in my neighborhood.
Jes February 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM
The little house finches are at a hanging feeder, as well as a downy woodpecker at the hanging suet. Occasionally, hawks appear (both medium and very large size) and will wait and then dive into the bush below where the finches are hanging out. The little ones will scramble, and the hawk goes after one of them (the poor thing). A male and female mallard visited earlier in the week for a few days. Saw around eight morning doves hovering together in the cold on my porch. Have seen a robin for the past few weeks (early spring?), bluejays and a few cardinals. Look fwd to putting out a thistle sock when the tiny goldfinches show up a little later in the season. Have not done photos transferring yet, but will try to get with it! Thanks for introducing a great topic, Daniel! You are right about the intricate designs on the bluejay, as well!


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