Migration Sensation

2017-03-21T15:38:21+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Birds, Tips|

Fall Migration- Exceptions to the Rule Insect and nectar eaters like hummingbirds, orioles, house wrens, warblers, tanagers, catbirds, and towhees fly south in fall. Seed eaters like cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, blue jays, and finches stay. The rules for migration are simple. Right? As a general rule, summer food preferences are reliable predictors of fall [...]

Water for Winter Birds

2017-03-20T17:28:31+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Bird Feeders|

It's easy to understand the relationship between winter weather and birdfeeding--after a heavy snowfall, natural foods are buried and inaccessible for most seed eating birds.  As a result, you are likely to witness a frenzy of activity at your feeder if you remove the snow and fill it when we experience these winter conditions.  This [...]

A Feather in your Nest?

2017-03-24T09:39:25+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Birds, Tips|

If early March finds you longing for spring, you are not alone. Spring is not only the season that migrating birds return from their sojourns to more southerly regions, but it is also the start of nesting season for migrating and non-migrating birds as well. Even though most of our Ohio species will not begin [...]

The Orioles Are Coming To Town

2017-03-27T12:08:29+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Birds, Tips|

Baltimore Orioles are on their way and it has nothing to do with baseball! At this time of year in Northeastern Ohio, we can expect the arrival of bright orange-plumed Baltimore Orioles, the avian version, as well as their less showy relatives, Orchard Orioles. Returning from Central America or South America, orioles spend the winter [...]

Don’t Forget to Select the Ground Crew

2017-03-17T20:16:27+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Birds, Tips|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaXouIZwBaU Selective bird feeding--matching bird food and bird feeder design with the requirements of specific birds--is a technique that typically results in attracting the maximum number of birds to your backyard feeders.  Winter is an especially easy time to observe this process.  Fill a hopper feeder with wide landing perches with sunflower or safflower and [...]

What’s New, Chickadee?

2017-03-17T20:02:19+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Birds, Tips|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfMsUuU9KtQ With a lot of shiny new bird feeders being hung in Northeastern Ohio backyards at this time of year, one of the frequently asked questions is "How long will it take until I start to see birds at my new feeder?" For veterans of bird feeding, it will come as no surprise that the [...]