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Recent content by Janie Ellington

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    Are Your Bird Feeders Spreading Deadly Diseases?

    I have had some sad experience with two diseases that I hope anyone who feeds wild birds will learn about. You may be intentionally spreading avian pox or trichomonas at your backyard feeders. Please learn how to prevent that. Read more about diseases spread at feeders.
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    birding in uvalde

    Hi- Just noticed you were also from Texas. I am in Midland (desert) and we don't get a great variety of birds here. I have to enjoy others stories and pictures. I do some rehabbing and writing about protecting, feeding, and anything else to do with wild birds. Janie Ellington...
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    Bird Banding in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA

    This "banding is a bit upsetting to me. I would like to learn more about it. Doesn't it stress these little guys terribly to be caught? I would also like to learn more about proper banding techniques. I have read that banding is a hazard to the birds. Any reassurance?
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    Newcomer from Texas

    Hi- I'm a bird lover from Midland Basin, Texas. We are in an arid, almost-desert, environment. We don't get a great variety of birds, but I love the ones we do get. I am not a licensed rehabber but, since I live two hours from the nearest wildlife rehab center, I have had to raise for release...