These beautiful birds are found from Canada down to Mexico. They thrive in areas where there are lots of Juniper berries and mistletoe to be found. They eat insects in the warmer months, and are easy to spot (especially the males) with their blue heads, wings and tails and rust colored breasts. The females are more difficult to identify as their plumage is brown and grey, and decidedly dull. Just like deadheads following Jerry, they will be nearby, so keep your eyes open for them.
These birds are not too discriminating in terms of habitat. They prefer wooded areas, grass and farmlands. They will also hang out in burned or logged-out areas if there are some trees or snags for them to perch and nest.
Suggested Feeder Types: Platform, Hopper, Suet, Window ,
- American Cranberries
- Virginia Creeper
- Pecan Meat