Get yard ready to welcome bird visitors
A nectar feeder is designed for orioles, which have larger beaks than hummingbirds. The black-and-yellow Scott’s oriole and the orange-and-black Bullock’s oriole typically arrive in spring.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Late spring and early summer is a busy time for birds.
Wild Birds Unlimited store owner Mary Schmauss holds a feeder containing a cylinder of tightly compacted seeds and nuts that is useful to put out if you are going to be away. It will last a long time and the seeds and nuts won’t make a mess on the ground, Schmauss says. (Rosalie Rayburn/Albuquerque Journal)
A whole variety of feathered visitors show up around this time of year, ready to nest and make babies – and they’re hungry.
Hummingbirds, orioles, Western tanagers, black headed grosbeaks and western king birds are just some of the birds that appear, according to local bird expert Mary Schmauss, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Albuquerque.
Recently, she shared a few tips on what birds need and how to attract them.