Black birds

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Feb 14
How do you descourage black birds from my bird feeders….they consume all the seed in a short time and scare all the song and wild birds away..?? I am locaated in mid-Florida.

Photo Contest Categories

Do you want to know all the categories for 2018, or do you want them announced every month? Let me know!

Links to NestWatch and the GBBC!

Here are the promised links! NestWatch: Right Bird, Right House The Great Backyard Bird Count: About the GBBC EBIRD: Have fun, everyone!!!

Did you have to do anything special to attract Cardinals to your bird feeders?

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!

The Story Of Mr. & Mrs. Cardinal.

Dec 27
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

bear attack

Dec 26
How do I feed the birds and avoid bears attacking my feeders? A bear bent my shepherds hook to the ground and destroyed one of my feeders. Any suggestions?

What did you get for Christmas?

I think it’s really easy to shop for people who like birds. I always get something bird-themed: a scarf, a birdhouse, this year a set of kitchen towels with Cardinals. I love them all!

Red bellied Woodpecker

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Dec 14
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

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Nov 19
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.

Your Favorite Bird

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.

Project feederwatch reminder.

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Nov 06
Just reminding everyone that project feederwatch starts in a few days. Get signed up at: . $18 Non-Cornell Lab member. $15 Cornell Lab member. That’s: .

Who are you?

1 Comment
Aug 15
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???

Flower Eater!

Aug 08
Something keeps pulling the bee guard flowers off my hummingbird feeder and chewing them up. Does anyone know what’s doing this?

Where to donate your old clothes

Here are just a few charitable organizations you can donate your old stuff to:  

BBN 2-18 – Project Feederwatch, Using Field Guides and Regulating Your House Temperature

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Feb 14
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

Feeding my Carolina Wren buddies.

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.

New Themes for the Photo Contest!

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!

7 Continents, 7 Birds!

Here’s a little quiz we are running on our Facebook page. Now I’m curious to see if you know which continent each of these birds lives on. Have you ever seen any of them?

BBN 2-04 Privet Berries and Waxwings, Kestrels Eating Seafood and Use Less Plastic Bags

  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

This weeks show

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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