We were recently reading about the bird population here in the United States. About 900 different bird species can be seen in the United States and Canada. Surprisingly 380 have been documented here in our beautiful state of Arkansas.
Last month friends of ours visited from England and spent a couple of weeks staying in the Gingerwood Cottage at Lake Lucerne Resort and Ranch. They are avid birders and were fascinated with the different species they could see without ever leaving the cottage. We put some sunflower seeds on the deck railings and tied a suet block up for the woodpeckers and in a matter of minutes we had a multitude of different species stopping in for lunch.
We thought you might enjoy seeing some of the bird photographs our friends Chris and James Boothman took during their stay with us. What stood out was the different species we saw in such a short period of time. We even heard a Pileated Woodpecker in the woods but he wasn’t interested in our bill of fare.