As October comes to a close, there are a few things you need to make sure to do to get your feeders ready for winter. Winter time is when your birds depend on you to provide them with clean and safe feeding stations, wholesome quality food and an ample supply of water. It's also the time that unsanitary conditions threaten to make birds sick because of the increased traffic … [Read more...] about Top Ten Ways To Get Your Bird Feeders Ready For Winter Bird Feeding
Archives for October 2008
It was mid morning last Saturday. I was working on my computer upstairs and my wife was busy watering and pruning the plants in the front beds. I heard a sound I couldn't quite identify and went back to work. In a few minutes, my wife called up to me that I needed to come look on the front porch. When I looked through the storm door I saw a little bird, obviously dazed. … [Read more...] about A Friend In Need
At some point everyone who sets up bird feeding stations wants to know if it's possible to hand feed their little visitors. They build a bond with them and desire a more personal connection. The good news is that it is possible to do. Depending on which approach you take you may even be able to feed them the first day you try. Let's take a look at a couple of these. When … [Read more...] about Are You Hand Feeding Birds?
I have a pair of bluebirds who like to come and check in on me from time to time whose tale needs to be told. About four years ago, I had my first mating pair of Eastern Bluebirds come and make home in one of the two bluebird houses I have in my back yard. I'd had others come by in late winter, take a look quickly at both houses and never return. Chickadees have nested … [Read more...] about Do You Have Any Resident Bluebirds?