The Birds of Spring

Pair of Killdeers Looking for Love at Patuxent Research Refuge
Pair of Killdeers Looking for Love at Patuxent Research Refuge

Yesterday was the first day of spring. Even when temperatures are still cold and winter-like, birds seem to know spring is here. If you pay attention, you can find signs of spring bird activity in your own backyard or at local birding spots. I’ve seen quite a few signs of spring in the past few weeks.

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Birds Choice Hanging Platform Feeder Review

White-Breasted Nuthatch, House Finches, American Goldfinch & Northern Cardinal Eating Sunflower Hearts in Birds Choice Hanging Platform Feeder (Dome Purchased Separately)
White-Breasted Nuthatch, House Finches, American Goldfinch & Northern Cardinal Eating Sunflower Hearts in Birds Choice Hanging Platform Feeder (Dome Purchased Separately)

Over the past few years, as my bird-watching passion has grown, I’ve purchased quite a few feeders. Some feeders have been clear winners from the start. Others have needed some tweaking to make them work for the birds in my yard. If you have considered purchasing a hanging platform bird feeder, read on!

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Where to Hang a Suet Feeder?

Red-Bellied Woodpecker Eating Suet
Red-Bellied Woodpecker Eating Suet
Red-Bellied Woodpecker Eating Suet

Where should you hang a suet feeder? Finding the right spot can make all the difference. Here is what I’ve learned about where to place suet feeders. It may just give you some ideas on where to put your own!

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