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Cicadas and Empty Bird Feeders

Last Updated on June 19, 2021 by Nancie

Brood X Cicada
Brood X Cicada

For the past week, Brood X Cicadas have been increasing in numbers each day . . . and my bird feeders have been almost empty of birds. With so many delicious cicadas to eat, most but not all, of my local backyard birds don’t need to come to feeders.

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Storing Birdseed: Three Easy Ways

Last Updated on March 30, 2021 by Nancie

Birdseed Stored in Plastic Bins

How should you store birdseed for backyard birds? You want to keep it clean and dry but also secure so other wildlife doesn’t get into the seed. And you want it to be convenient and easy to access. Here is how I store my birdseed.

Note: Because I recently changed how I store my birdseed, I updated my original post to add a third way to store seed. This replaces the previous post.

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Mess Under Nyjer Feeders

Last Updated on March 22, 2021 by Nancie

American Goldfinches Drop a Lot of Seed and Shell Under Nyjer Feeders

American Goldfinches, while wonderful birds, can create quite a mess under feeders when they arrive in a large flock. This year’s flock in my yard is huge. I already figured out how to solve the mess they made under the sunflower heart feeders. Now I’m working on the mess under njyer feeders.

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