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Bird Feeding Stations

  I’m birding from my window on this cold wintry day.  We just got two and a half inches of snow on the ground on top of the two that we already have.  Not only is there snow covering the landscape but the ground is also frozen right now with temperatures at 10 degrees F.  […]

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Feeding Wild Squirrels

  In my last post I listed a few squirrel proof bird feeders that are pretty good at keeping the squirrels at bay.  One person commented that “the squirrels need to eat too!”  But many people, including me, do not appreciate squirrels at their bird feeders because they hog the feeder,keeping the birds from getting […]

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Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

          Squirrels are very cute little critters that are so fun to watch as they scurry up trees or chase one another around the yard.  You might even like watching them all wrapped up around your bird feeder munching away on the wild bird food that you put out.  Then you […]

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Suet For The Birds

  Pileated Woodpecker at my Backyard Feeder   Suet is one of the best  types of food to feed your backyard birds especially in the winter.  It is usually made from fat such as rendered animal fat but peanut butter, high in fat, can also be used.  Both provide protein and carbohydrates which means energy for […]

Peanuts! Peanuts! Get your Peanuts!

Attracting Bluejays     Attracting Blue jays to your yard can be very entertaining.  It is all about peanuts which is a favorite of this beautiful and amazing bird.  The photo on the left is of a particular Blue jay who with the rest of its family, likes to visit our feeders and bird baths daily. […]

Who Drank the Hummingbird Juice?

The Usual Suspect The other day I was reading a Facebook post about someone complaining that their hummingbird feeder  was getting drained nightly.  The person wanted to know who the culprit was.  I had to chuckle because that was a problem I had a few years ago until I got wise. People were commenting on the […]

Wild Bird Food

Wild Bird Food Follow Me There are various types of wild bird seed that will attract different species of birds to your yard.   The seed that attracts the widest variety of birds for most backyard bird feeders, is sunflower.  Other varieties of seed can help attract different types of birds to round out your backyard visitors. […]

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Bird Feeders or Tables

Types of Bird Feeders   Follow Me There are different types of bird feeders for almost every type of bird that visits your backyard.  It depends on the bird’s feeding behavior, the type of food that the bird eats, and the size of the bird which will determine what feeders it will use. Some feeders attract more […]