Winter is my least favorite season. One of the only pleasures it affords our family is the close study of birds. We have feeders in our yard to attract many varieties: Downy Woodpecker, House Finch, Yellow Finch. Some others we see frequently are: Cardinal, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Junco, many types of Sparrow, Titmouse, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Cow Bird, Starling/grackle, chickadee, Nuthatch, and some I am forgetting.
During the late spring and summer months we feed hummingbirds.
Living in the country has been great for the kids' nature studies. The two oldest already know most bird names and calls. And, my 2 year old has been singing "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" lately!