As most of you know, a room at White River Lodge includes breakfast each morning. However, the birds eat breakfast all day long. Most our birds stay all year long like the Chickadee, Tufted titmouse, Nuthatch, Fitches, Woodpeckers, Cardinal, Wren, and some of those also store the seeds they take from the feeders (I need to put up a sign that says “No take out”) Some birds like the Rose-breasted Grosbeak fly through on their way north. And some come to the Ozarks for the summer like the Indigo Bunting, Summer Tanager, and hummingbirds.
Our state bird, the Eastern Bluebird and the Summer Tanager are bug-eaters so don’t care what we’re serving in the feeders though you may catch a glimpse of these beauties or hear their lovely songs. We don’t encourage hummingbirds as the nectar attracts wasp and raccoons but they come by to see what flowers are available. Unfortunately, all our big windows are a hazard for the birds though larger birds have a better chance of flying off after leaving a few feathers behind. The doves prefer to leave a perfect “in flight” body print usually on the highest window where only the window washer can erase them.
We want to invite you to stay at WRL and enjoy your breakfast and all the birds. We also have a selection of Squirrel Buster feeders for sale in our gift shop along with some “stuffed” Audubon Birds with real bird calls and some hand made glass hummingbirds from The Hillbilly Glass Shop in Oak Grove, AR.
PS: I didn’t even mention the big birds that fly above and walk below–check out these pics: