If you have walked into your neighborhood wild bird store lately you have probably run across the tremendous number of different types of birdfeeders that are available.
Big ones, short one, fat ones, and skinny ones. Squirrel Proof, not squirrel proof… on and on
We’ll I finally found a site that gives the advantages of several different ones. You can find it
If you have ever wondered how to start a mealworm farm our sister company
www.outdoorbirdsupplies. com wrote the following article for Square.
Check out these 4 simple steps to creating the mealworm farm:
How to start a mealworm farm (squaremktg.com)
Here’s a very interesting article over a theory of magnetism and bird migrating and what people believe about it. It’s such a highly interesting read!
The bizarre link between bird migration and quantum physics – BBC Science Focus Magazine
Spring 2017 has arrived…
For all of you backyard birding fans in the NE Atlanta area we are pleased to announce that the ruby-throated hummingbirds have arrived.
Here’s a couple of pictures found on Twitter.
Catherine S. of Placentia, CA has won our March Photo Contest
Hands down this one was the winner:
Here’s a photo from Sharon M. in St Charles IL.
Thanks for the great shot!
Excellent video on how hummingbirds fly and remain steady in heavy winds. The researchers placed the birds in wind tunnel and used a high speed camera to record the results.
And… Don’t forget to clean those hummingbird feeders. I use a little bleach in the water. Then I put the lids back on the feeders and shake them to get the bleach into the port holes.
Rinse well and the feeders come out spotless. The hummingbirds will reward you for the fresh nectar in the CLEAN feeders!
The bleach to water ratio for cleaning is about 10%.
When the ruby-throated hummingbirds fledge it’s hard to tell if they are male or female. Right after they fledge the juvenile male looks just like the female.
Here’s a shot of mistaken identity. I thought for sure I had a female until I blew the picture up. You can just see the start of the “ruby” feathers on the throat.
It’s a boy!
Perry Enterprises make these awesome “Window Watch” hummingbird feeders. They come in 4 different colors (teal, green, purple, and red). Simple yet beautiful design. Easy to clean and fill and they stick tight to the window!
Now for the best part, here’s a ruby-throated hummingbird stopping by my Perry Enterprise’s “Window Watch.” For those that are interested in the feeder here is the model number: #2081