How Often are you Filling your Bird Feeders?

Take our poll! How often do you fill your feeder during the winter months?I fill it once a day, sometimes twice!I fill it about every other day.I fill it a couple of times a week.The feeder gets empty about once a week.Every couple of weeks I fill it...

Fall Cleaning — for bird houses, gardens & bird baths

It’s hard to believe that birds can survive out there in the elements. Feeding seeds, suet and providing ice-free water for them helps a lot. But birds usually take only about 25% of their food requirements from our bird feeders. The rest of the time, they are foraging for wild foods. Attracting birds to...

Using Capsaicin to Deter Squirrels – Yes or No?

Capsaicin is a pepper substance, akin to jalapeno peppers, a natural substance, used in bird seed to deter squirrels from feasting at your bird feeders. While squirrels are mammals and have taste buds, birds do not, therefore, the use of capsaicin supposedly benefits both backyard birders and...

Bully Birds Are Back

With Spring in full bloom came an abundance of bully birds: grackles, starling, crows and their offspring. But with the summer holidays in full swing, they seemed to follow the vacationers and there was peace and quiet at the feeders and no excessive bird droppings to clean from the waterfall and pond edges....

Getting Ready For Winter

Fall will soon be here, and wild birds’ internal clocks are signaling them to begin their preparation for the harsh winter ahead. We have gathered some expert suggestions for inviting and keeping winter birds in and about your yard during the upcoming long, cold winter. Clean Bird Feeders & Bird...

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