We love feeding and watching the birds at our feeders and get very frustrated when all that money that we spend on birdseed ends up in a squirrel’s stomach. How can we stop them? There is no one fool proof way to defeat the squirrels’ attack on your feeders but there are ways that will […]
This brutal cold weather we’ve been having makes most of us want to snuggle in a thick blanket with some hot chocolate and catch up on those Oscar winners from years past. But then we glance outside and see Cardinals, Titmice and Chickadees flying around, their feathers puffed up trying to retain some body heat. […]
The American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis ) is a common songbird found throughout the U.S. and fairly easy to attract to your feeder. This small bird (about 4 – 5 inches in length) is most commonly identified by the male, with its bright yellow body, black and white striped wings and a black cap. Adult females […]
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to subside, birds are preparing for the winter months ahead. You may have noticed an abundance of birds recently at your feeders. Some of these birds are nestlings that have recently fledged. They usually appear clumsy, not sure about how to land on the feeder. Their feathers are ruffled, not yet in their adult plumage and sometimes they still accompany their parents, begging to be fed an easy meal.