|Gray Catbird has snagged a caterpillar|
Gray Catbirds eat ants, beetles, grasshoppers, midges, caterpillars and moths.
Chipping Sparrows eat insects and seed that has fallen onto the ground. You may see them picking insects off shrubs and trees.
Downy Woodpeckers are always on the move searching for small bugs as they peck away bits of wood under which the insects lie.
Yellow Warblers have wonderful songs. Their favorite meals are caterpillars. They also eat moths, mosquitoes and beetles.
|Northern Mockingbird with a morsel|
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, in addition to sipping nectar from flowers, eat small spiders for necessary protein.
Baltimore Orioles are colorful migrants sometimes seen in backyards. Besides nectar and fruit, they eat man insect species including tent worms.
Wrens are regular backyard residents who eat mostly insects and spiders.
Nuthatches and Brown Creepers climb down and up trees searching for insects in the bark.
Native sparrows demonstrate a hop-front-scratch-back dance to loosen soil to locate insects.
Do you have a lawn service that sprays insects or shrubs? That may make your lawn look nicer but you'll be eliminating an excellent source of food for the birds—and thus see fewer of them.