drunk birds

The latest episode mentioned about drunk cedar waxwings. This certainly caught my attention. About 45 years ago I was doing some work in New Orleans. As I was driving along the highway I saw a lot of large black birds flopping around along the edge of the road. I asked a local about this and was told that there were berries on the bushes in the median that were fermenting. When the birds ate the

ants on hummingbird feeders

Sep 14

i use cooking oil on the metal post that i have the feeder on. i’ll do it when i change the food, the ants actually remember it, for a while.

Classic Feeder and Painted Buntings

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Sep 04

I just purchased a Classic feeder. I already have a Squirrel Buster Plus and want to use the Classic for the Painted Buntings that will be here in October. Brome was kind enough to send me two weights to help it close faster and I was wondering if the Buntings will feed with out the perches if I remove them?


Jul 10

Hi all, I bought the brome deluxe and the squirrels have given up on it but I don’t see any birds either. Help? What happened? I am not sure they are grasping the concept that the holes are down below. Any advice?

BBN 2-54 Keeping Unwelcome Birds and Critters Away from your Feeders

Full Episode Here: Backyard Feeding: Ask Dr. Bird Headlines Winner’s Circle I love warm weather and we’ve had some fantastic weather recently – it’s about time! Bird feeding changes with every season, and this episode Backyard Feeding is all about setting up your feeders to

BBN 2-48 – Feeding Birds in Winter Storms, All About Suet, Top 10 Birding Destinations, Canary Seed for Humans

View the full episode here Backyard Feeding Ask Dr. Bird The Headlines Winner’s Circle March is really the toughest month here in Québec. The weather will warm up for a couple of days, then we find ourselves totally snowed in and freezing. That’s what’s been

To Birdbath or Not To Birdbath in the Winter…

I do not have a birdbath in the winter. The temperatures are too frigid in Quebec, and there’s always so much snow and ice here. How about you?

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: https://nestwatch.org/learn/all-about-birdhouses/right-bird-right-house/ The Great Backyard Bird Count: http://gbbc.birdcount.org/about/ EBIRD: https://ebird.org/submit 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: https://feederwatch.org/join-or-renew/ . $18 Non-Cornell Lab member. $15 Cornell Lab member. That’s: https://feederwatch.org/join-or-renew/ .

Who are you?

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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?

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