Well it looks like I’m going to have to finally start getting ready for winter. I’ll start by going outside and picking up all the litter that’s blown down from the busiest street near my house. Then I’ll move on to cleaning up all my nest boxes. Don’t forget, nest boxes can also be shelters for lots of different animals over the winter, so it’s worthwhile keeping them up! So what’s your favorite bird? And do you have a spark bird? David talks about his favorite birds and explains about spark birds. Mine is the Eurasian Bullfinch which sadly we don’t have here in North America.
The headlines this week have some funny stories about birds being more pests than friends. A company called Bird Control Group has developed a laser to keep birds off crops. Don’t worry, it doesn’t blast them out of the sky, but it works really well at keeping them away. Australia’s internet is getting slower because Sulphur-crested Cockatoos keep eating the phone lines, but they have a fix for that, too. And the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and American Bird Conservancy are taking on the US Department of Energy because they are proposing a windfarm that is directly in the migratory path of many birds
Looking forward to Winner’s Circle next episode. Let’s see those critters!
Have a great week everyone!
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