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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

27931 389th Ave, Armour, SD 57313 · (605) 680-3224 · info@ymkergreenhouse.com

Prof. Finch’s Fascinating Facts

Prof. Finch's Fascinating Facts

Lea Ymker, owner of Fairway Seed in Armour, has been an avid birdwatcher for years. Her passion for this pastime began when she received a birdfeeder as a wedding present eighteen years ago. Lea has had a variety of coveted birds at her feeders, including: Orioles, White Breasted Nuthatches, Cedar Waxwings and Chickadees. Her pride […]

March 2013

March 2013

This past month has found us with some snow falling, and then warm weather where it melted and then more snow falling. If you watch the birds at the bird feeders you can do weather predicting almost as good as the weatherman on TV. Many times before weather is moving in, you will not be […]

April 2013

April 2013

Is spring coming? It seems like our warmer spring temperatures are being delayed this year. The yard is still full of Common Redpolls and a few Goldfinches. The Juncos are still around and the Robins are enjoying their own personal hot tubs. In the next couple weeks more of our summer residents will be arriving, […]

February 2013

February 2013

January 2013 has proven to be colder than our previous year. A light dusting of snow occurred a couple times but no major blizzards in our area. The birds have been busy at the feeders. Numerous reports of large numbers of Common Redpolls. This last week some reports have been a smaller number of goldfinches. […]

December 2012

December 2012

Here it is December already, and we have been fortunate that the weather has been fairly mild for this time of year. There have been a wide variety of birds at the feeders and bird baths this past couple weeks. Regular visitors to my yard are Goldfinches, House Finches, Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals, Pine Siskins, […]

October 2012

October 2012

The feel of fall is in the air at times, and then it warms back up and feels like summer again. It has been a strange year, and the drought is still holding us in its grip. There is a lot of dust around; the lack of water leads birds to find their way to […]

September 2012

September 2012

The heat and the drought have persisted in our area. The bird baths are still a popular place to be and with migrants passing through you never know what may appear. The past month has been interesting in my yard. My relatives and I are regular visitors at the finch feeders. The house finches love […]

August 2012

August 2012

As the drought conditions persist in our area, feeding birds can help them survive. No precipitation means less water available, fewer insects and a small supply of native fruits and nuts. These items are a large part of a wild bird’s diet. Here are some tips that will help the birds survive the upcoming weeks. […]

July 2012

July 2012

The weather the last few weeks has been brutal for birds, humans and plants alike. Less heat and more rain would be nice to relieve all of us. My yard has been very busy, especially the water features. With five places to choose from there is relief in sight for all who want to partake. […]

June 2012

June 2012

It is June already! Life in my yard is quite busy this year. I am busy showing off my pretty yellow feathers and checking out the nyjer feeder. A pair of house finches have set up housekeeping above the light by the front door. Report is the babies have hatched. They are really enjoying the […]

May 2012

May 2012

May is here and with it the sounds of birds to wake us in the morning. Usually the frogs put us to sleep. It is busy in my yard. The purple martins have arrived, the finches are on the feeders, the robins are looking for worms and a puddle to bathe, and my yard is […]

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