Category Archives: Birds

Two Quick Tips on Summer Bird Feeding

If you have sugar-loving ants getting into your Hummingbird feeders, try coating the feeder’s hanger with some ordinary blackboard or sidewalk chalk. For some reason, they hate crossing the stuff! I watched them try it again yesterday, and they refused … Continue reading

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Cooling Hummingbird Water Faster

This time of year we’re mixing, boiling, and feeding about a gallon of sugar water (1:4) every day to all the Hummingbirds buzzing around the house and gardens. It’s been a great summer for them here, with 30+ feeding non-stop … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Feeders and Aquarium Gravel

‘Been an interesting week so far. Among other things, I’ve discovered that skunks appear to hear low frequency noises much better than higher pitched ones, and that our Lab Gracie can hear a medium ‘Hav-a-Hart’ trap snap shut from inside … Continue reading

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