Backyard Birds & Bird Houses

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Feeding the Birds
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Homemade Hummingbird Nectar

I made sugar water 1 to 4 ratio for hummingbirds, but accidently added stevia drops to that instead of my tea. Should I throw out the sugar water and start over or is it OK to have 4 drops of stevia in a whole cup of sugar water?

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Feeding Hummingbirds
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Using Hummingbird Feeders
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Counting Seasonal Birds
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Filling Birdhouses and Feeders
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Protecting a Hummingbird Feeder from Rain
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Keeping Suet from Melting
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Keeping Fowl From Drowning in Water...
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Creating a Backyard Bird Sanctuary
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Birds As A Bad Weather Predictor

This is a guide about birds as a bad weather predictor. Before and during harsh weather, wild bird behavior can help you predict the weather.

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Homemade Wild Bird Food
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Keeping The Ground Under a Bird Feeder Clean
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Moving Bird Eggs
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Reducing Odor from Baby Birds in Window Nest

Two baby pigeons were born 15 days back in our toilet window. The mother pigeon frequently comes to feed the babies, and we do not disturb them. But they are smelling very badly. What do we do?

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Dealing With Birdfeeder Bullies
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Hummingbird Nectar Changed from Red to Clear

I used Perky Pet instant hummingbird nectar. It is usually red. I filled up the feeder 2 days ago, but yesterday was a hot day and today the nectar is clear. Is that normal? Does that mean it somehow went bad?

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Feeding Wild Birds
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Covering a Bird House With Bird Seed
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Cardinal Information and Photos
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Buying Hummingbird Feeders
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Identifying a Hummingbird Nest
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Protecting Bird's Nest from Magpies

I have a bird's nest that the magpies destroy. They once came and took the eggs and now the bird came back and is building a new nest. Can I keep them from it and protect the nest?

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Keeping House Sparrows Out of Bluebird Houses
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Protecting Bird Feeders From Wind
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Cause of Dead Birds in Your Yard
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Providing Nesting Supplies to Birds
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Recycled Birdhouse Ideas
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Hanging A Birdfeeder
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Cleaning a Hummingbird Feeder
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Garden Birdhouses
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Making a Gourd Birdhouse
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Dove on Fence (Tri-Cities, TN)
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Hummingbird Feeder Leaks

I bought this beautiful glass hummingbird feeder, it has a tube with a cork. When I make my sugar water and then plug the tube in, it drips the water out from the hole in the bottom of the tube until all the sugar water is gone. What am I doing wrong?

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Blackie the Starling
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Hummingbird Photos
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Birdbath Photos
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Choosing the Right Birdbath
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Cleaning a Birdbath
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Making a Birdbath from a Frying Pan
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Attracting Birds
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Making Pinecone Bird Feeders
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Making Homemade Suet
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Making a Hummingbird Feeder
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Homemade Hummingbird Food Recipes
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Black and White Hummingbird

Can some one please help me with the name of this beautiful little hummingbird? We have only seen one like this. It was solid black and had a bright white ring all the way around his little belly.

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Keeping Ants Out of the Hummingbird Feeder
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Attracting Hummingbirds
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Hanging a Bird House

I bought a larger bird house that was chainsaw carved. Is there a certain direction I should put the hole?

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Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Bird Feeder
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Wildlife: Hummingbird
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Saving Money on Wild Birdseed
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Making a Hummingbird Garden
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Feeding Baltimore Orioles

I was looking in a catalog today and with the hummingbird supplies it had an oriole feeder that held a jelly/jam jar. There was also a feeder very similar to a hummingbird feeder and a solution for nectar for orioles right beside the nectar solution for hummers.

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Preventing Moldy Birdseed

In early spring, rake or sweep up the fallen seeds and hulls under a feeder. This prevents mold from forming and also keeps the seeds from from attracting pests like mice and shrews.

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Ratio of Red Pepper to Bird Seed for Deterring Squirrels

How much red pepper do you use mixed with how much bird seed to deter squirrels from emptying your bird feeders? I need the correct or most effective ratio, as our back yard is full of squirrels!

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Intruder in Finch Bird Nest

It appears to be an egg from a crow that is in with the finch eggs. What is the best way to remove the crow egg without disturbing the others?

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Bagel Bird Feeder

Don't forget our birds this winter. They need food! Spread entire bagel with lard. Place birdseed on a paper plate. Roll the bagel in the birdseed. Tie jute or string through the hole of the bagel to hang the bagel.

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Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

I am looking for ideas for squirrel proof bird feeders.

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Use Onion Bags as Bird Feeder

I save my mesh bags from onions and other vegetables all summer. Then in winter I use them to put out suet or meat scraps for the birds. They work very well.

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Feeding Yellow Finches

I purchased a new finch feeder and fresh new nyger seed. I have fed the finches for numerous years with no problem. Now they don't come to the feeder. I see them drinking from the bird bath and sitting in the trees, but they don't feed.

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Song Birds Stopped Using Feeder

I used to have birds fly into my bird feeders like crazy. It was a runway. Now we have a bluejay (which we have had before), but now the birds are gone. I see them around my yard and in my neighbours', but they have stopped coming to my place.

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Video Link: Hummingbirds

This is a very unique video about hummingbirds. Using new photography, they took pictures of how they work and live that are amazing!

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Feeding Woodpeckers

What food is in the bird feeder cage for the woodpeckers shown in photo?

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Why Have the Goldfinches Left My Yard?

We had a lot of yellow finches, they have completely gone. We had thistle seed out for them and they were eating so much I was having to fill it every day. Could you tell me why they would suddenly leave?

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Encouraging Birds to Nest in Your Yard

Do birds dislike the smell of chlorine swimming pool water? Where is the best place to set a birdbath? How do you attract birds to birdhouses and birthbaths easily?

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Use Vaseline on Birdfeeder to Keep Ants Away

To keep the ants out of the hummingbird feeders, apply Vaseline or stiff hair jell to the hanger or wire of the feeder. The ants can go as far as the jell then they can't go further to get in the feeder.

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What is This Bird?

Does anyone know what this bird is? We photographed it in Kensington Park in London last month. His feet look like they are feathers. but he swims like a duck.

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Baltimore Oriole Liquid Food

How do you make Baltimore Oriole liquid food?

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Wild Finch Mating and Nesting

When do wild finch babies typically leave the nest? How many times a year do pairs mate?

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Finch Bird Feeder Advice

Do finches need yellow on a bird feeder to eat from it?

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Keeping Rescued Baby Birds Warm

We live in a rural area with lots of trees, and occasionally have had to rescue baby birds who have been hurt by a cat or simply got blown out of a tree with their nest destroyed or unable to be found.

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Cake for the Birds

Mix all ingredients. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F. Cool, remove and put in mesh bag. Hang from tree branch.

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Safety of and Getting Rid of Bat Guano

I want to install a bat house in my yard. If I do, how do I get rid of the guano? Is it safe to handle?

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Easy Recycled Bird Bath

Take an old small plastic storage unit (like Rubbermaid) with the flip back top that has seen it's better day and remove the top. Lay this on the ground and fill with water for the birds. It's the right depth and they will love it.

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Tips For Feeding Birds And Other Wildlife

I live in the suburbs with the birds and other wildlife. I feed the animals crushed corn, bird seeds, rabbit food, and give them fresh water daily. I cut the tops from under the handle off of gallon milk jugs and use the bottom half for water bowls and for bird baths.

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Bird Feed Mix With Seeds, Nuts And Fruit?

I have 3 bird feeders in my garden, the birds go through the seed very quickly. Does anyone have a mix of seed that they make from bulk seeds and nut and dried fruit.

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Reuse Meat Packaging For Making Bird Suet

When making my bird suet, I've started using the meat containers that you get when you purchase meat. I shop a lot at Walmart, their meat trays are also dishwasher safe.

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What kind of a bird is this? (House Finch)

What kind of a bird is this? He's so gorgeous! The picture doesn't seem to bring out the colors like they showed in real life. He's got bright reddish pink on his head and chest.

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Our Bird House is Too Popular

This winter we decided that it would be nice to feed the birds. We purchased/made three nice birdhouses and have them placed throughout our yard. The smallest bird feeder holds 5 pounds of birdseed. The largest holds 10 pounds.

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Frugal Ideas on Making Wild Bird Feeders

We have purchased a bird feeder, and now find that there are too many birds. We dont mind buying the feed, it's the feeders that make us cringe! The type we need is over $70! So i thought maybe someone may have an idea of making my own. I dont think the wild birds would mind my frugality! Kate

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