Funny TV spot that takes a peak inside a bird house, to see the real life of birds.
Category Archive: Backyard Birding
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A few weeks back, a mourning dove nested in a hanging basket at the doorway of our well-traveled mudroom. We have taken great care not to threaten the nest, and our courtesy has paid off. We have a front row view of the nest – watching the nestlings grow into fledglings, soon to fly away.
Even though we have been careful not to disturb the nest, I was surprised that the doves stayed and flourished. They appear relatively comfortable and unchanged when we are around. Conversely, they become alert and even fly away, if a stranger comes near.
Do the doves know and trust us? Is it even possible for a wild bird to recognize and remember a particular person?
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Seeing a hummingbird in Massachusetts is a real treat, especially if it’s in your own backyard. There are a number of species of hummingbirds that migrate through New England in the spring and summer, including the Ruby Throat Hummingbird and to a lesser degree the Rufous Hummingbird. Having one or more feeders will increase the chances that they will not only visit, but frequent your backyard during their trip.
You could purchase a new hummingbird feeder, or polish off your DIY skills and turn some “trash into treasure”, with a recycled and resued hummingbird feeder. This can be a great project for kids and adults alike, and requires materials commonly found in most households.
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With some basic woodworking skills you too, can craft your own replica architectural bird house. The time and detail put into handcrafting the replica bird house will make it a truly unique and personal work of art. By following the same steps we follow at New England Birdhouse, you’ll be able to create a one of a kind architectural replica birdhouse of your own.
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New England Birdhouse is building custom bird houses and bird feeders for the new Learning Garden at The Byam School. This outdoor learning center is located in the Chelmsford, Massachusetts elementary school’s central courtyard and is visible from large windows …
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For an amatuer backyard birder like myself, bird song identification can be overwhelming. But I found a hand-held resource that has made it fun and easy for me and my family. The Birdsong Identiflyer™ plays back digital birdsong recordings from …
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