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How Do Birds Keep Warm?

The last few days have been pretty warm here in Kentucky with temperatures reaching near 61 degrees.  It was much needed too because I was about to go stir crazy (along with my little Millie dog) these past few weeks as the temperatures were hanging steady around zero degrees or a little below.  That’s too cold […]

API 650 Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Bracket

Heated Bird Bath Review

 Product: API 650 Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Bracket Price:  $69.95 Where to Purchase:  Amazon Product Dimensions:  20 in diameter, 2 inch depth Color:  Light stone color Shipping Weight:  5.8 LBS   Heated Bird Bath Overview The API 650 Heated Bird Bath comes with a railing mount.  It is constructed of plastic with a built-in thermostat under the surface to prevent […]

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Top 10 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

What is a Hummingbird? Hummingbirds can be found only in the Western Hemisphere, from southeastern Alaska to southern Chile, although most live in the tropics. There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, twelve of which summer in North America and winter in tropical areas.  Where I live, it is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (see photo below). Hummingbirds are […]

Bird Nesting Boxes

Why Do Birds Need A Nesting Box Follow Me While there are many birds who are able to build their nests in trees, shrubs, and planters there are other birds that need natural cavities for nesting.   Woodpeckers for example, drill holes in decaying trees for their nesting places and owls use abandoned holes for theirs. With increased land […]

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Birds Need Water Too!

Birds Need Water Everyday Just like animals birds need water to survive.  While they can get some of the moisture from their food most will search for water to drink every day.  They also need the water for bathing to clean their feathers and remove parasites.  So the solution is a birdbath. Last summer I […]

Nesting Materials for Birds

What is that? In the spring when the birds are starting to brood,  they search for different types of materials to make their nests. You can help them out by putting nesting materials in your yard.   I use a suet feeder that I placed natural cotton fiber in  like the one in the photo.  The […]

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Attracting Backyard Birds Is Easy

How do you Attract Backyard Birds? You might just be surprised at the birds that you can attract to your backyard.  The type of bird food that you choose makes all the difference in the world.    I purchase mine either at a local feed store or online, but some hardware stores sell it as well as […]

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Landscaping for Birds

How Do You Landscape for Birds? Many people enjoy watching birds especially in their own backyards.  People like me who have been at this for a while soon learn that you need to have certain attractions that make the birdwatching experience so much more fun and enjoyable. What do I mean by attractions you ask?  […]

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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 […]