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Forum: Food and Feeders Sunday 28th November 2004, 13:51
Replies: 1
Views: 1,225
Posted By mkdon
Bugs and Nuts

Has anyone out there tried the new birdfood from Wild Bird Marketplace (I think) called Bugs and Nuts? It is hugely expensive ($36.00 for 5 pounds) and I was wondering if anyone has tried it and did...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 29th April 2004, 16:03
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By mkdon
You had asked about storage for the peanuts. I...

You had asked about storage for the peanuts. I keep shelled peanuts halves in a trash can under my carport. I had to put a rock on top of it as the squirrels figured out how to get the lid lifted...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 29th April 2004, 15:57
Replies: 3
Views: 2,955
Posted By mkdon
Hello, I have noticed that if the seed is the...

Hello,
I have noticed that if the seed is the least bit spoiled, the goldfinches will ignore it until fresh seed is put in the feeder. You may have gotten a bad batch. When I don't see any...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 29th April 2004, 15:45
Replies: 19
Views: 3,077
Posted By mkdon
Have you seen the upside down feeders? The holes...

Have you seen the upside down feeders? The holes for the nyjer seed are below the perches. The goldfinches have no problems using it, but the less agile birds are unable.
Forum: Food and Feeders Saturday 31st January 2004, 20:23
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
Posted By mkdon
I am a teacher and I have a small feeder sticking...

I am a teacher and I have a small feeder sticking on one of our classroom windows. Once they get used to it. they do use it. It has been up for two years and no birds have hit the window (at least...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th December 2003, 03:09
Replies: 98
Views: 6,456
Posted By mkdon
House Sparrows, UGH. Their successful adaption...

House Sparrows, UGH. Their successful adaption to man has made them a danger to other cavity nesting species. Putting up a birdhouse in my yard is an invitation for the house sparrows to evict any...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 7th December 2003, 22:30
Replies: 75
Views: 7,527
Posted By mkdon
In my garden, there is about 10 inches of snow. ...

In my garden, there is about 10 inches of snow. That really brings the avian visitors.
Today was the northern cardinal, white throated sparrow, dark eyed junco, house sparrow, hairy woodpecker,...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 7th December 2003, 22:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By mkdon
You may want to feed fruit (the cranberries sound...

You may want to feed fruit (the cranberries sound good to me, too) such as raisins or dried cranberries. You may also want to keep the fruit away from your main feeders as the mockingbirds are...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 30th August 2003, 01:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,022
Posted By mkdon
Thank you all very much. This will give me some...

Thank you all very much. This will give me some birds to check out.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 22nd August 2003, 14:18
Replies: 12
Views: 3,022
Posted By mkdon
Thanks Australia, How about Europe, Asia, or...

Thanks Australia,
How about Europe, Asia, or Africa?
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 19th August 2003, 04:18
Replies: 12
Views: 4,001
Posted By mkdon
They truly are fearless. Imagine us attacking...

They truly are fearless. Imagine us attacking something of the size differential that the hummingbird faces when he (or she) bravely attacks us.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 19th August 2003, 04:15
Replies: 12
Views: 3,022
Posted By mkdon
5 summer birds

What are the 5 (or more) most prevalent summer birds in your area? I did a thread like this for the winter and spring and it was of great interest and value, as I don't know much about birds of the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th July 2003, 17:21
Replies: 67
Views: 4,661
Posted By mkdon
Hope I'm not too late to weigh in on this topic. ...

Hope I'm not too late to weigh in on this topic. When I drive, I keep the car manual in the glove box. When I play golf, I carry a rule book (and then ignore it). When I put a grill together, I...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 11th July 2003, 22:57
Replies: 11
Views: 2,686
Posted By mkdon
Part of my back yard was inspired by a book...

Part of my back yard was inspired by a book called The Sanctuary Garden by Christopher and Tricia McDowell (pub. Simon and Shuster). I have a half an acre and the back yard is bordered by forest at...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 19th May 2003, 22:13
Replies: 30
Views: 3,127
Posted By mkdon
I live in the eastern US and I do feed all year,...

I live in the eastern US and I do feed all year, however I make some modifications. I usually run out of sunflower seed in middle or late May. I then do not put out any sunflower seed out again...
Forum: Food and Feeders Wednesday 14th May 2003, 16:20
Replies: 13
Views: 2,424
Posted By mkdon
A goldfinch feeder (a niger seed feeder with the...

A goldfinch feeder (a niger seed feeder with the holes under the perches), a hummingbird feeder, a hopper feeder with sunflower seeds (soon to come down), and a feeder for oranges and grape jelly. ...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 6th May 2003, 20:11
Replies: 12
Views: 3,876
Posted By mkdon
Here is my wren house that I promised. Good Luck.

Here is my wren house that I promised. Good Luck.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 6th May 2003, 18:08
Replies: 12
Views: 3,876
Posted By mkdon
Hello, First of all, put up wren houses. The...

Hello,
First of all, put up wren houses. The hole shold be 1 to 1 and 1/4 inches in diameter. They should be from 4 to 10 feet above the ground. They may hang from a tree branch or be on a post....
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 6th May 2003, 17:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,633
Posted By mkdon
I live in south central PA with a deciduous...

I live in south central PA with a deciduous forest behind my house. Habitat is crucial. If you have the required trees with some dead or dying trees mixed in you are off to a good start. Suet...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 6th May 2003, 17:52
Replies: 40
Views: 3,259
Posted By mkdon
I love the black-capped chickadee for its...

I love the black-capped chickadee for its friendliness and courage. They don't seem to know how tiny they are. They are my favorite winter bird (although they stay all year round). In the summer...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 3rd May 2003, 18:57
Replies: 28
Views: 3,748
Posted By mkdon
I am currently watching the tape series called...

I am currently watching the tape series called The Life of Birds (while recovering from surgery) and have gotten to see many of the English birds that have been listed in this thread. They are...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th April 2003, 03:39
Replies: 28
Views: 3,748
Posted By mkdon
Is there anyone from Eastern Europe or Australia...

Is there anyone from Eastern Europe or Australia who could list their 5 top spring birds? I am enjoying the returns. Thank you so far. It is also sending me to the books to check out the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st April 2003, 19:39
Replies: 28
Views: 3,748
Posted By mkdon
Wow! Sal, I will be heading for the...

Wow! Sal, I will be heading for the encyclopedia. Thanks for adding to the thread. Any other areas willing to chip in?
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 16th April 2003, 23:00
Replies: 28
Views: 3,748
Posted By mkdon
Your birds of spring

I did a thread like this in the winter and it was extremely interesting. I don't know much about birds outside of my area (eastern US) so this will be very educational (for me). What are the 5 main...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 16th April 2003, 22:54
Replies: 61
Views: 5,241
Posted By mkdon
I am a fan of the black-capped chickadee. They...

I am a fan of the black-capped chickadee. They are a tiny ball of feathers with great courage and a wonderful personality. They will allow close approaches and can be hand fed (if they so desire). ...
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