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    January 4, 2016
    Fun Winter Craft: How To Make “Bird Cake”

    I’ve been having an unusually warm winter in my neck of the woods- many of the birds haven’t left for the south yet. And of course, some stick around all winter! I like to make sure they have some food available while the worms are frozen, so we usually put out some seed in our birdfeeder for them. That’s why I love this article by Red Ted Art. Here’s how to make a “bird cake” for your yard:

    Ingredients:

    Bird Seed

    Lard

    Peanuts

    Grated Cheese

    Raisins

    Mix all into an empty yogurt pot, then hang from string in a tree! Birds also love plain popcorn and sunflower seeds, so some people hang those from bushes as well!

    Photo Credit: June Mita Photography 


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    November 11, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Birdy BFFs

    Photo from Pinterest


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    August 21, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Doggies And The Ducks
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox2vflnu

    So many cute animals in one place!


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    April 17, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Hummingbird Drinks From Human Hand
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox2imiyo

    Whoever is holding the nectar is clearly a magical fairy princess.


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    March 13, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: How I Feel About Birds
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox2j473r

    Birds love cats….Cats don’t feel the same way. Don’t worry, kitties. I’m not a fan of birds either :P


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    February 14, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: A Goose in Love
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    Probably the cutest and most hilarious love story ever. A goose decides she’s in love with a retired man and won’t leave him alone!


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    August 13, 2013
    Make Your Own Hummingbird Feeder Juice

    Hummingbirds are always a welcome sight at my house. They’re fast, cute, and really fun to watch. They also help pollinate your flowers, so attracting them definitely has benefits for gardeners. You can attract them a number of ways: from planting colorful flowers to avoiding using pesticides. But the easiest way to bring them into your yard is by installing a red hummingbird feeder. Pam at BrownThumbMama shares her list for the perfect hummingbird feeder solution:

    Hummingbird feeder solution is easy to make: 1 part plain white sugar to 4 parts water (e.g., 1 cup sugar with 4 cups water). Bring it to a boil to to kill any bacteria and allow it to cool completely before putting it into the feeder.

    Photo Credit: Ann Cam 


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    May 10, 2013
    Friday Fun Video: Birds of Paradise

    Stunning videography!

    http://www.vimeo.com/6029010

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    January 30, 2013
    Wordless Wednesday: DIY Bird Feeder

    Photo from The DIY Adventures.


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    December 18, 2012
    Bird Reappears after 80+ Years

    A bird that was last sighted 83 years ago has again made an appearance. The bird lives at at altitude of 16,500 feet and two specimen were collected in 1929. They sat in a drawer for more than 60 years – the only ones ever found. Until now.  From Animal Planet,

    On a recent trip to the Yeniugou Valley on the Tibetan Plateau, photographer Yann Muzika snapped the photo of a lifetime. He didn’t know it at the time, but the plainly-colored finch he spied was the long-lost Sillem’s mountain finch. The photo above (sic) represents the first time anyone has seen one of these birds in over 80 years.

    Virtually nothing is known about the bird so far, but it appears to be a high-altitude specialist.

    This is incredible! Maybe we’ll next find a dodo bird!


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