We have a bird feeder, two humming bird feeders, a squirrel feeder, a bee waterer and a bird bath that I can see from my kitchen window. I caught a rabbit eating next to a mole hill when I took this picture today. We have plenty of wild critters, along with our three cats and one dog. You can see my compost pile in the back too. I have tossed some food containers on it, the Voodoo donut boxes compost pretty well 🙂
As I type I can see a Steller’s jay building a nest in the front yard, I keep seeing them with sticks. I tried for a picture, but they decided to fly straight to the nest in the tree in front of our house of course! I have seen deer a few times too and I have cattle in the field across the street.
I really like living at the edge of rural and urban here. Of course when we lived in Forks I saw elk and in Ilwaco I saw all kinds of wild birds on the Columbia River. We enhance can enhance our environment based on the where we live. And the best thing about the Pacific Northwest, we can visit so many different types of habitat, just a short drive away.
I just found a window bird feeder for the cats. So they can f have a Kitty TV too.
For more about feeding birds:
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology http://bit.ly/1CBE2En
Backyard Bird Shop our local bird store http://www.backyardbirdshop.com/
And if you want to work on your back yard:
Audubon Society of Portland has a backyard Habitat Certification program. http://audubonportland.org/issues/backyardhabitat it would be great for all critters not just the birds.