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Summer Birds: Bird Watching & Feeding Tips

Last Updated on October 9, 2020 by Nancie

Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Backyard bird watching in late summer: What can you expect to see at summer bird feeders? There might be more going on than you initially thought!

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Erva Starling-Proof Suet Feeder Review

Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by Nancie

Downy Woodpecker on Starling-Proof Suet Feeder
Downy Woodpecker on Starling-Proof Suet Feeder

Want to keep your suet feeder from being dominated by European Starlings and Common Grackles? One way is to put the suet beyond their reach in Erva’s Starling-Proof Suet Feeder. While I’m a fan of upside-down suet feeders and have used them for years, Erva’s method of putting the suet deep in a cage has promise. This feeder allows smaller birds access to the suet while caging larger birds out.

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Simple Inexpensive Birdbath

Last Updated on October 9, 2020 by Nancie

Erva Wire Frame Birdbath
Erva Wire Frame Birdbath: Simple & Inexpensive

I recently bought this simple inexpensive Erva birdbath. Its thick metal wire frame is easy to stick into the ground. A shallow plastic dish insert fits on top. The birdbath is easy to set up, easy to move as needed, low priced and you can even turn it into a heated birdbath for winter months.

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