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Having a Socially Distant Halloween
Halloween is usually a festive time, filled with parties and hordes of costumed children going door to door. This year is a little different with many kids in online schooling and avoiding visiting friends and relatives due to COVID-19. The CDC is recommending extra caution and many states and counties...
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Eastern Bluebird Photos and Information
“The eastern bluebird, a member of the thrush family, is most often seen in open woodland areas. This is a page about Eastern bluebird photos and information.”
a bird is eating from a feeder that has food in it's mouth and the words, homemade wild bird food
Homemade Wild Bird Food
“Blending your own wild bird feed for the visitors to your yard, can save you money. This is a page about homemade wild bird food.”
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Eastern Bluebird Photos and Information
“The natural nesting place of Eastern Bluebirds is in tree cavities, especially those hollowed out by woodpeckers. They prefer to have a roof over their heads for nesting, so constructing a few bluebird houses would be a good way to start”
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Robin's Nest Photos
“Robins are found all across North America and will nest practically anywhere. The distinctive bright blue eggs take about 2 weeks to hatch and another 2 to leave the nest. This guide contains robin's nest photos.”
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How Often Do Finches Lay Eggs?
“Finches will generally lay one egg each morning until their nest is full, usually 6 eggs. They will fill the nest again a couple of weeks after the chicks have fledged. This guide discusses how often finches lay eggs? ”
a bird eating from a feeder with the words feeding wild birds suet above it
Feeding Wild Birds Suet
“Song birds definitely enjoy a suet cake in their feeder during the winter months. It is the perfect food for winter, as long as it doesn't get too wet or freeze. ”
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A Big Bug? No a Hummingbird!
“I was sitting outside with my back against my patio door and hand feeding my favorite squirrel. This usually keeps her out of my bird-feeder when I heard this thump and felt something hit the side of my leg. Looking down I thought, WOW, what a huge bug. I reached down to pick it up and throw it into the grass when I realized it was a hummingbird.”
a hummingbird sitting on top of a red flower with the words keeping ants out of a hummingbird feeder
Keeping Ants Out of the Hummingbird Feeder
Keeping Ants Out of the Hummingbird Feeder
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Photos of Robins
This is a guide about photos of robins. Robins are a common visitor to many gardens.
a bird sitting on top of a white chair
Photos of Robins
This is a guide about photos of robins. Robins are a common visitor to many gardens.
a bird flying over a branch with the words gouffinch photos above it
Goldfinch Photos
a yellow - headed blackbird perched on a plant with the caption below it
Yellow-Headed Blackbird Photos
Discovering beautiful birds and taking good photographs can be a lot of fun. This page contains yellow-headed blackbird photos.
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Use Vaseline to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders
Keeping ants out of your hummingbird feeder will keep the hummingbird food available for the birds. This is a guide about use Vaseline to keep ants out of hummingbird feeders.
a red bird sitting on top of a tree branch covered in snow
The Northern Cardinal
The northern cardinal, also know as a redbird or common cardinal is easily recognizable. The male sports a distinctive crest along with its brilliant red plumage. This is a guide about the northern cardinal.
a small yellow bird perched on top of a wooden pole next to a seed feeder
Feeding Yellow Finches
When feeding finches you will have more success with nyger thistle seed and a feeder designed for their use. This is a guide about feeding yellow finches.
a black and white bird sitting on top of a rock
How Can I Get Rid of the Magpies but Keep the Rest of the Birds?
Magpies can be real bullies at a backyard feeder. This is a guide about, "How can I get rid of the magpies, but keep the rest of the birds?".
there is a squirrel that is sitting on top of a street light pole with the words squirrel proof songbird feeder
Making a Squirrel Proof Songbird Feeder
This is a guide about making a squirrel proof songbird feeder. Squirrels can raid your birdfeeders, keeping the birds away from your yard.
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Keeping Woodpeckers Out of a Hummingbird Feeder?
This is a guide about keeping woodpeckers out of a hummingbird feeder. Other birds will sometimes try to feed at your hummingbird feeders, often chasing the little guys away.
two birds sitting on top of a birdbath with the words birdbath tips and ideas
Birdbath Tips and Ideas
This is a guide about birdbath tips and ideas. Adding a birdbath to your garden not only provides our feathered friends with a nice place for a drink and a dip, but it also can be a focal point in your landscape.
a hummingbird at a bird feeder with water in it's beak and another hummingbird on the other side
Canning Homemade Hummingbird Food?
This is a guide about canning homemade hummingbird food. One way to have…
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Finn's Favorite Banana Bread
Finn's Favorite Banana Bread - YouTube
a hummingbird flying in the air with its wings spread out and it's head turned to the right
Attracting Hummingbirds
This is a guide about attracting hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are colorful little visitors. Whether you want to attract them with feeders or the plants in your yard, attracting them is quite easy.
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Saving Money on Wild Birdseed
This is a guide about saving money on birdseed. Many people love to bird watch. Putting birdseed out in your yard will attract lots of birds, but if you use a lot of seed it can be quite costly.
a baby bird is sitting in the nest with an egg on it's back
Baby Bird Photos and Information
This page contains baby bird photos and information. The precious, helpless new life that emerges when eggs hatch needs special care. They change and grow so fast. As long as the mother doesn't mind, they can be a fun photo subject.
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Homemade Birdbath Ideas
A variety of materials and containers can be used to fashion a birdbath for your yard or garden. This guide is about homemade birdbath ideas.
a bird is eating from a feeder with food on the bottom and in it's mouth
Storing Bird Seed
This is a guide about storing bird seed. Attracting birds to your garden is a rewarding pastime. Once you have purchased those large sacks of seed you will want to find a convenient way to store the seed.
a blue bird sitting on top of a tree branch with pink flowers in the background
Eastern Bluebird Photos and Information
This is a guide about Eastern bluebird photos and information. The eastern bluebird, a member of the thrush family, is most often seen in open woodland areas.
a blue jay is sitting on a tree branch
Blue Jay Information and Photos
This guide contains blue jay information and photos. These north american native birds often appear in the yard and garden.
three blue eggs sitting in the nest of a bird's nest on top of green leaves
Bird Nest Photos
This page contains bird nest photos. Birds of all kinds create unique nurseries for brooding and raising their young.