You’ve probably seen a peacock or two. You know—those large, fantastically beautiful birds the Game of Thrones team would have designed if they didn’t actually exist. After all, most zoos have them, and they are fairly common as pets and wandering ‘landscape ornaments.’ But did you know they’re pulling off quite a successful stealth invasion?
Spring migration is here! Have you ever wondered how migrating birds find their way home over thousands of miles? It turns out that vision plays a huge role BUT old and new discoveries show that the view from a bird’s eye may be stranger than we can imagine. Or maybe we can.
Mmm-Mmm-Mealworms! Almost all passerine (perching) birds eat insects, and mealworms are high on their list of favorite snacks. Put out a few mealworms for your birds and they’ll be gobbled up before you can say “The early bird gets the …”
Real stone bird baths have a rustic natural look that suits almost any landscape and they’re durable enough to last till the end of time. They don’t need protection from cold weather, and you’ll never have to worry about colors fading or peeling off.
Add a source of movement to the water to your bird bath and you’re guaranteed to attract more birds than ever before, especially if that movement also generates sound.
Did you know that bird poop can carry more than 60 diseases, some of which affect humans? That’s why keeping your bird bath clean is so very important. Here’s a small sample of what you’re up against: Histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal human lung disease Salmonellosis or “food poisioning,” which makes birds very sick Candidiasis, or … Read more
Want to know how to attract more birds to your yard? Just add water! Even birds that don’t visit feeders are likely to come to a bird bath for a cool drink and a quick scrub.
A well kept bird bath invites all kinds of birds, but there’s one dynamite secret that will make your bird bath irresistible.
Image Credit: 2016 Ichiban Yada 2016, CC BY 4.0 NEW Here is a list of woodpecker books, scientific studies and other resources I used when writing articles about woodpeckers and solving woodpecker damage problems. Books Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide, by Gerard Gorman; A&C Black, Jun. 19, 2014 Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in … Read more
Has stopping woodpecker damage on your home suddenly become a top priority?
You’re not alone, if that’s any consolation. It’s not uncommon for nearly every house in a wooded development to suffer woodpecker damage!