Bird Bits #3–House Hunting A bird is looking for a new bird house with the local realtor (chocked full of bird puns). No inappropriate language or themes – clean comedy.
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Invite birds now for the winter
With even the hint of a cool Autumn breeze still weeks away, it’s difficult to think of winter now. However, wild birds’ internal clocks will soon signal them to begin their preparation for the harsh winter ahead. Along with our partner Songbird Essentials, we’ve prepared some expert suggestions for inviting and retaining winter birds in and about your yard during the upcoming long, cold winter.
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The population of the wood duck has increased a great deal in the last several years. This increase has been in large part due to the work of many people locating wood duck boxes and conserving vital habitat for the wood ducks to breed.
The following information is provided to help with the design, construction and placement of wood duck nest boxes. More free wood duck birdhouse plans can be downloaded here.
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The Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) is a medium-sized woodpecker, who has a unique habit of hoarding acorns by wedging them into trees. Woody Woodpecker was based on an acorn woodpecker, even though some believe that Woody Woodpecker’s artist, Walter Lantz patterned his cartoon characterafter the similar-looking Pileated Woodpecker which has a prominent crest.
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This recylcled garden bird feeder is a great DIY project for kids of all ages. Materials include a repurposed plastic soda or juice bottle, a stick, some string for hanging and bird seed. Assembly requires adult supervision for making holes …
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