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Watch Your Bird Feeders for... October 23 2019

Sanity and Science!

The popularity of wild bird feeding continues to soar as more and more folks are discovering the happy hobby everyday. What is it that makes feeding the birds so delightful and addictive?

You start small, with one bird feeder, the simplicity of watching is understated. You add a birdbath, maybe another type of feeder to lure different species. Then comes a birdhouse to hopefully witness nesting and fledglings in spring. That's it... you may have become addicted, just wait till ya start with bluebirds or hummingbirds!

Watching birds keeps one in the present. Unplugged and away from today's technology (which is proven to short-circuit the brain) you are at one with nature. A sense of calm ensues removing everyday chaos and the list of to-do's running through your head. It's a fantastic hobby which brings the simplest joy and intangible source of tranquility.

We have a date every single night with bluebirds. About one hour prior to dusk is mealworm time. They're waiting and chattering for dinner and without fail... they're served. If we can't be there- we'll make plans so someone else will :) Crazy bird lady? Maybe so! When your fridge is stocked with more live worms than food... you might be addicted to bird feeding!

A pretty poor quality video (remember? no-tech when outside with the birds) but the blue's chitter-chatter is certainly lovely!

Finally Fall in Atlanta, GA

So it's finally fall in Atlanta, GA., which coincides with Feeder Watch!

The Science? Project Feeder Watch
In our previous blog post we related Cornell Lab of Ornithology's list of "7 Easy Ways to Help Birds". The serious decline in bird populations is a wake-up call to make folks more aware, it even made headlines in the NY Times. Watch and observe was one of the seven, but what does it mean?

Your observations really do matter! Cumulative data over the years from hundreds of thousands of bird watchers is pooled by the lab and its partners to paint a bigger picture. Population and shifting ranges of species due to climate change are at the forefront.

An interesting activity that can actually be enjoyed by the whole family- Project Feeder Watch is a fantastic way to build on your birding hobby. Joining the Cornell Lab is definitely worth the perks too! Check out Project Feeder Watch to learn more, get free stuff and support a worthy cause. And come next spring- it all starts over with Project Nest Watch!

Holiday Gift Idea 12: Go for the Dovecote! October 14 2019

A stunning Copper Roof Birdhouse promises to be the magical gift for

Holiday Gift Idea 11: Unusual Garden Decor October 14 2019

Fun stuff for the garden makes a swell holiday gift... because just being outdoors is good for the soul :)

Holiday Gift Idea 10: Rustic Church and Vintage Birdhouses October 14 2019

Handmade church birdhouses are crafted with vintage hardware, reclaimed wood and treated tin. A most unique and thoughtful holiday gift as all are limited quantities and/or one-of-a-kinds

Holiday Gift Idea 9: Unique Bird Feeder October 14 2019

Unique bird feeders offer magical moments for years of unplugged time... get them hooked on birds!

Holiday Gift Idea 8: Bird Bath Accessories for Moving Water October 14 2019

Accessories like solar fountains, misters and bath drippers rock! Fresh water is known to attract more birds

Holiday Gift Idea 7: Bluebird Houses October 14 2019

It's with very good reason they're deemed "Bluebird of Happiness". So just why would you give a bluebird birdhouse in December?

Holiday Gift Idea 6: Unique Planters or Wind Chime October 14 2019

What do ya mean- they're not into birds???
Wreath Planters or Wind Chimes are brilliant gift ideas because

Holiday Gift Idea 5: Bird Baths to Bring them Flocking! October 14 2019

Fresh water is the easiest way to entice birds... no large yard required! Go for a hanging bird bath or tall birdbath gift to make their holiday rock!

Holiday Gift Idea 4: Recycled Metal Yard Art Animals October 13 2019

Recycled Metal Yard Art makes a super fun garden gift! Find goats, chickens, pigs, cows dogs and more... sans the chores