It's As Natural As Birth Every birder dreads it. You're enjoying just sitting and watching your backyard friends feeding, playing and singing. And then, you spot it. Sitting on one of the arms of your feeder station: a little guy that seems quite unsure of what it's doing there. You continue to watch but they don't move. You walk out to the feeder and they make a feeble … [Read more...] about The Saddest Part Of Bird Feeding
As I mentioned back in 2011, I have wild rabbits in my backyard. They show their wonderful faces mostly during the spring and summer. This year has been a little different because I have seen at least one of them every now and then when I take my dog Maggie out before bed. Only about once or twice a week but still more than I've seen them other years. This got me thinking about … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Should Be Feeding Your Wild Rabbits
I thought I'd give you a quick update on my experience with the Brome Bird Care Squirrel Buster Peanut Plus feeder. Since I did my review a few months back, I've had some time to observe how well the feeder works in my backyard. I had originally tried to put the feeder on a pole system but was unsuccessful because the hardware it hung from actually made it hang too low. … [Read more...] about Brome Birding Squirrel Buster Update
Pennington at Walmart As I wrote about in my last post, Walmart was to begin selling Pennington brand wild bird seed in a short time. I went back to Walmart after writing that post and spoke personally with the Garden Center manager. He confirmed what his employee had told me and let me know they should have the new Pennington line stocked either that weekend or early the next … [Read more...] about I Got My 3-D Squirrel Mix!
Heard It Through The Grapevine I was in Walmart the other day and ran into John who worked in the garden center. I was looking for the Morning Song Squirrel and Critter Food and I was unable to find it. That's when John saw me and asked me what I was looking for. When I told him he said most definitely that they will not be carrying that any more. He said that Pennington will … [Read more...] about Walmart To Start Handling Pennington Seed
Connecting With Family This past weekend, my wife and I went to visit her family a few hours from here. It was really good to get out of the house and usher in the holiday season with this trip. The occasion was the annual Christmas party that they have. It was good to see people I normally do not throughout the year. Normally, everybody's got something going on and it's hard … [Read more...] about Connecting During The Holidays and Beyond
First Time In Almost Ten Years While this may be an everyday occurrence for many of you, I have not had a red breasted nuthatch since I started feeding birds almost 10 years ago! I've had an occasional white breasted nuthatch and they are supposed to be numerous as close as Knoxville but this is my first ever red breasted nuthatch. They are shown in my Stokes Guide as being … [Read more...] about I’ve Got Red Breasted Nuthatches!
Background A few months ago, I was contacted by Brome Bird Care about reviewing one of their feeders for my blog. Because I have many squirrels in my backyard I chose the Squirrel Buster Peanut Plus feeder. Shortly after that, I received the feeder free of charge to put through its paces. I'm telling you this in the interest of disclosure. However, it should be noted that … [Read more...] about Brome Squirrel Buster Review