About

Hey there! I’m Tammy, creator of On The Feeder a blog about backyard birding.

I’ve been attracting birds to my yard for more than 25 years. I recall hanging my first bird feeder, filling it with seed mix, and being completely clueless about what to expect. When the birds started coming I was instantly fascinated and filled with questions:

What kind of bird is that?

Which birds laid these blue eggs?

Why is that bird dive bombing me?

I found a baby bird on the ground, what should I do?

Even 25 years later the questions keep coming. On The Feeder serves to answer all those questions and more and has become my life’s passion!

My goal with this site is to help you make the most of the serene, awe-inspiring hobby that is backyard birding. I’m just like you, a regular gal looking for inspiration in my life. I found it through backyard birding and hope you will too.


Meet Tammy

Tammy Poppie
Tammy Poppie

Tammy Poppie is a lifelong Wisconsin native and nature enthusiast. She’s been enjoying backyard birds for more than 25 years. Initially, she had no clue what she was doing but over the years developed the expertise to attract many different species of birds to her yard.

When she’s not on her patio enjoying the chatter of her feathered friends you can find her somewhere in nature either hiking, biking, gardening, or kayaking. 

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