Here in Quebec, Northern Cardinals are a real treat – we just don’t have that many of them! I couldn’t believe my eyes the first time I saw a bright red bird on my feeders – I had to double-check to make sure it was indeed a Cardinal. Now they are regular visitors in my backyard. They love safflower seeds, the Seed Buster and our unkempt cedar hedge!
Mr. & Mrs. Cardinal Are My Favorite Birds. This is the story of how they became my favorites: Mr. & Mrs. Cardinal are (besides my favorite birds) some of the most regular birds at my feeders. One time they weren’t, in fact, they didn’t even come to my feeders. I was really worried about them! It was last winter. One day I wanted to photograph & film the cardinals because I was getting bored of
Since installing my bird feeder a few years ago, I have fallen in love with the red bellied woodpecker. I can always tell when he is about to feed. He comes nearby and squawks a while to let others know he is near. He is a joy to watch his antics as he explores the various feeders and their contents
My favorite bird is the Hummingbird. They left at the end of September and I have to wait until the end of May for them to come back. Luckily I have two Brome feeders to keep me entertained until then.
My favorite bird is the Eurasian Bullfinch. I guess you can compare it to the Northern Cardinal: a brightly-colored bird against a white wintery background. Here is an example of one of the many Christmas cards I grew up with.
Just reminding everyone that project feederwatch starts in a few days. Get signed up at: https://feederwatch.org/join-or-renew/ . $18 Non-Cornell Lab member. $15 Cornell Lab member. That’s: https://feederwatch.org/join-or-renew/ .
While I was out on the lake I saw these birds while I was feeding a family of mallards. There was 5 of them circling over me because they wanted food, but I don’t know what kind of bird they are they are. Do you???
Here are just a few charitable organizations you can donate your old stuff to: Madre.org http://www.bbbsfoundation.org Soles4souls.org http://www.goodwill.org/donate-and-shop/donate-stuff/ Salvationarmy.org https://www.dressforsuccess.org/ http://www.careergear.org/ http://fairygodmothersinc.org/donate/ Shareyoursoles.org Changepurse.org Indigorescue.org Onesight.org Unitedway.org Redcross.org Bridesacrossamerica.com
View the entire episode here. Tatsiana talks to Dr. Emma Grieg about the history of Cornell’s Project Feederwatch, Dr. Bird gives a few tips about using Field Guides, Keeping yoour house between certain temperatures can save a lot of energy, and some birds really don’t like tennis! Backyard Feeding Tatsiana Interviews Dr. Emma Grieg about Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology Project Feederwatch Ask Dr. Bird Dr. Bird is still in Baja, but gives us some tips
Gets pretty cold here in Jersey and my wren buddies needed some good nourishment, so I thought live mealworm would be good. I guessed right. ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload is invalid or not supported. Note that you will need the Pro Addon activated for modes other than normal.
So we thought it’d be fun if you could propose future themes for our Weekly Photo Contest. We will leave this Forum open for the next month or so (until January 20th), then we will pick 15 themes out of the ones you’ve suggested. After that we’ll ask you to vote on the 8 you like the most. So put your thinking cap on!
Brome Bird Book: The Common Swift Stays Aloft for 10 Months New Nestboxes Helping the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Around The World Rainbow Lorikeets Benefit from Meat in Their Diet Migratory Birds Rescued from Chinese Restaurants Birds In Government Pakistan Aims to Preserve Habitat for the Macqueen’s Bustard Dr. Allen Armitage is back – talking about privet berries and how they attract Waxwings. Dr. Bird is in Germany giving a paper on drones and answers
When you present your reusable cup at certain coffee houses (Tims comes to mind) not only do you help the environment, you receive a cash discount (10 cents at Tims) on your favourite cuppa joe. Those interested in bird migration over open sea should pick up a copy of ‘Songbird Journeys: Four Season in the Lives of Migratory Birds’ by Miyoko Chu. Miyoko is with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. One of my favourite books
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