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Attracting Orioles to Your Backyard with Fruit and Jelly Feeders
This short video shows YOU how to attract Orioles to your backyard and keep them coming back!
Squirrel Proofing Birdfeeders and Accessories
Attracting songbirds to your backyard garden or patio, also means attracting squirrels that will quickly empty your bird feeder. Here are some things you can do to discourage, repel or deter squirrels from eating your bird seed.
Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders and Baffles Help Repel Squirrels
Squirrel-proof bird feeders come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. They range from the simple baffle-topped feeders, to the weight activated hopper feeders.
Keeping Rabbits out of your Garden Safely
Deterring and repelling rabbits from your garden means creating a barrier to keep them out - either a fence or chemical perimeter.
Deterring and Repelling Squirrels
For those property owners who need squirrel repellent to keep squirrels from gathering around your deck, garden and patio there are several for you to choose from.
How to Stop Deer From Destroying Your Landscape
It can be difficult to stop deer damage to your shrubs, especially if their populations are high; but you can reduce it to the point where it is not noticeable with landscaping, home recipes or commercially available deer or animal repellents.
Bird Watching In Your Own Backyard
With a water source, a bird house and different types of bird feeders, you can turn your backyard into a birding oasis.
Cupolas add Classic Style with Practical Function
If you have driven through any New England town center, you have probably noticed and admired the architectural compliment that a cupola adds to the historic structures.
Choose a Replica Birdhouse that is Safe for Your Birds
An architectural replica birdhouse can be a nice addition to your backyard, and with careful consideration the replica birdhouse can be a safe shelter for your backyard birds.
Hose Hangers and Hose Pots Tidy Up a Patio
Hose hangers and hose pots serve as a container for garden hoses and hose accessories, tidying up and storing hoses out of sight.
A Birdbath or Fountain will Attract Backyard Birds
A birdbath is a strong attraction for birds, and a critical component for any backyard birding environment.
A Heated Birdbath is a Good Feature for Winter Bird Watching
Keeping a supply of fresh, unfrozen water during winter months is possible with the addition of a heating element or an all in one heated birdbath.
Lanterns and Lawn Torches Add a Warm Glow
A lantern or lawn torch is a decorative type of outdoor lighting. Consider style, fuel and safety before purchasing a lantern or lawn torch.
Fire Pits and Chimeneas are Popular Additions to Backyard Decor
Backyard bonfires and barbecues are a positive addition to outdoor living, made popular with fire pits and chimeneas.
Understanding Weather Instruments
For the backyard birding enthusiast, there are many different types of weather instruments available, including thermometers, barometers and rain gauges.
Unique Gift Idea - Photo to Art Custom Portrait
A custom portrait is a thoughtful and unique gift that is now easy to commission and amazingly affordable through the photo to art process.
Weathervanes and Decorative Exterior Weather Instruments
Weather vanes, wind vanes or weathercocks show the direction of the wind and add architectural style to a roofline.
Japanese Rain Chains Make a Unique Water Fountain
Rain chains are downspout alternatives to a rain gutter system. They originated in Japan hundreds of years ago and are widely used in homes and temples
Patriotic Wall Eagle Signs and Plaques
Wall eagle signs, a relief of a bald eagle with wings spread wide, have adorned exterior walls of American homes for generations.
Build a Replica Architectural Birdhouse
Building your own custom replica architectural bird house can be very rewarding. Start building your custom birdhouse with a plan of the architectural details to make a replica of.
View a Rain Chain in Action
Japanese rain chains are handcrafted from copper, and replace gutter downspouts with a rain chain link fountain effect. Rain chain video
How to Choose the Right Weathervane
Whether it's horse, sailboat, cat, cow, witch, arrow or rooster copper weathervane, here are the guidelines to choosing copper weathervanes to accent your roof, cuppola or garden.
Squirrel Obstacle Course - Droll Yankee Flipper Bird Feeder
The Droll Yankee Flipper bird feeder is one of the best selling squirrel proof bird feeders. Droll Yankee Flipper birdfeeder video.
Attracting Cardinals to Your Backyard
How to attract backyard cardinals using a wild bird feeder, squirrel proof wild bird feeders, bird baths and a specific wild bird seed.
Attracting Gold Finches to Your Backyard
How to attract finch and gold finches to your backyard using thistle wild bird feeders, nyjer seed and a bird bath.
Attracting Bluebirds to your Backyard
Attracting bluebirds requires a unique approach, including wild bird feed, bird house placement and a clean source of water.
Attracting Squirrels to your Backyard
Attracting squirrels to your backyard is fun and easy with squirrel food like corn on the cob, peanuts and a variety of feeders.
Attracting Clingers to your Backyard
Woodpeckers, nuthatches, titimice and chickadees (also known as clingers) require the right wild bird food, bird feeders and clean water.
Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Backyard
Attracting hummingbirds to your yard with feeders, nectar, plants and color.
Attracting Purple Martins to Your Backyard
Attracting purple martins is easy with a plan to bring Purple Martin scouts in and keep colonies coming back year after year.
Squirrel Proofing Your Bird Feeders
Squirrel proofing means keeping those destructive little critters from eating your seed and destroying your feeders.
Attracting Bats to Your Yard Can Be Beneficial
A short video showing how to keep bats in your yard and why attracting bats can be beneficial.
How Birds Use Songs & Sounds
How birds use songs and sounds for various types of communication in this free birding video
Using Tapes & CDs to Aid in Bird Identification
Learn techniques for using tapes and cds of recorded bird songs to aid in bird identification by ear in this free birding video
Birds That Say Their Names
Learn about various types of birds that say their name in their bird song in this free birding video
How to Protect Bird Species from Extinction
Learn about bird conservation to protect bird species from extinction in this free bird watching video
Birdwatching for Beginners : Essential Bird Watching Gear
Learn what essential bird watching gear you need in order to start birding in this free bird watching video
How to Use Birding Binoculars for Bird Watching
Learn how to use binoculars for birding in this free bird watching video.
How to Choose Birding Binoculars & Their Cost
Learn how to choose birding binoculars for bird watching in this free bird watching video
Communal Colony Bird Nesting Complexes to Use for Backyard Birding
Video about communal bird nesting complexes to use for backyard birding.
How to Landscape your Property for Birding
Learn how to landscape to draw birds to your home for backyard birding in this free bird watching video
Various Bird Nesting Boxes to Use for Backyard Birding
Learn about various bird nesting boxes to use for backyard birding in this free bird watching video
Birdwatching: Additional Bird Feeders
Learn about various bird feeders for backyard birding in this free bird watching video
Bird Watching Tips for Backyard Birding
Learn bird watching tips for backyard birding in this free bird watching
Birdwatching: Bird Feeders
Learn about various bird feeders to use for your backyard to begin backyard birding in this free bird watching video
Hawk Eye Nature Cam
A nature cam provides a unique view of an owl, swallow, chickadee or bluebird sitting on her eggs or feeding nestlings.
Can it Be Squirrel Proof?
A fun video clip of a very complicated obstacle course that a bushy-tailed visitor has mastered.
Create a bird-friendly environment
With a little planning, it's easy to create an environment to attract the birds you'll enjoy year-round, just focus on food water and shelter.
Bird Watching Guide - Audubon Bird Feeders
As there are different aspects to the feeders, you might want to check out Audubon bird feeders just to get an idea of what you can buy.
Backyard Bird Gardens And Conservation
Backyards and parks are important bird habitats with plantings and feeders providing an oasis of resources.
The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
If you are a basket enthusiast, you might be interested in taking a trip to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
A Short History of Nantucket Lightship Baskets
The design of the Nantucket Lightship Baskets evolved slowly beginning in the early 19th Century on Nantucket Island.
Bats as Pets?
Bats are the animal kingdom's only flying mammal and they are nocturnal (active mostly at night). They are quite social, roosting in sites where they can group together, and eat hundreds of insects per night to maintain the energy they need.
Natural Pest Bat Control
Bats hold a beneficial place in the ecosystem. Bat control is important and natural bat control is even better. Most species of bats found in North America are not harmful to people or animals and bats do help control insect pests like mosquitoes, eating many thousands on an average night.
Building Birdhouses And Nest Boxes For Cavity-Nesting Birds
Birds need protective cover just like we need the shelter of a house. With less natural habitat, it's becoming a challenge to find places to nest. By providing nesting boxes, platforms or birdhouses you can encourage birds to stay in your area year round.
How To Photograph Wild Birds
Late fall is a perfect time to photograph wild birds. Leaves are falling off the trees, opening the view and birds are eager to feed. And if you're participating in one of the several organized bird counts taking place between now and mid-February, a photographic record can be invaluable in identifying the counted birds.
Backyard Birding - The Success Formula
How many birds will you see at your feeder? That depends on how well you set up your backyard or garden.
To a variety of wild birds, consider the basic needs of wild birds -food, water, and shelter,
Attract A Variety Of Bird Species With Sunflower Seed Bird Feeders
Bird watching and wild bird feeding is a fascinating and enjoyable pastime. Different species of birds have unique feeding habits and wild bird feed tastes. The variety of wild birds visiting your yard will be dictated by the types of feeders and feed you offer.
Choosing the right pair of Binoculars
Optics (monoculars & binoculars) are an important tool used to identify and observer birds. There are many things to consider when choosing optics for bird watching including magnification, light gathering capability, field of view, close focal distance, design, size and weight.
Maintaining a Healthy Bird Feeder
Cleaning birdfeeders and birdbaths is a crucial practice in preventing the spread of disease between birds. Recently, scientists noted that the spread of Trichomonad protozoan parasites, which cause a disease termed Trichomoniasis, was on the rise especially among mourning dove and band-tailed pigeon populations in the West.
Choosing the Right Bird Food
Different birds are attracted by different kinds of seed, so try offering a variety in separate feeders. Just make sure that the seed is compatible with both the feeder and the birds you hope to attract. Check out the home-made recipes below for even more options.
Living with Squirrels
Squirrels can be an unyielding nuisance on a backyard stocked with an endless supply of fresh water and seed meant for birds. The best method for dealing with squirrels and other uninvited furry guests in your backyard birding environment is to deter and distract them.
Where to Locate Your Bird Feeder
When deciding where to put your feeder, it's best to consider how your birds will access the feeder, how they typically eat and minimize possible hazards to the birds.
Selecting a Bird Feeder
There are many different types of bird feeders, each uniquely designed to hold and dispense a particular seed or mix. Choosing more than one feeder will attract a variety of birds into your backyard.
Attract Birds and Keep Them Safe
There are many ways to attract wild birds to your garden and set up home in your garden bird house.
Old World Pet Portraits by Carol Lew
New England artists Carol Lew paints pet portraits that deliver an old masters flair to her animal subjects, with a strong sense of personality.
Selecting a Unique Retirement Gift
A personal and unique retirement gift will commemorate the service and contribution that a retiree has made to a firm.
Unique Birthday Gift Ideas
Personalized items and handcrafted artisan wares make a unique and personal Birthday Gift.
Unique and Personal Wedding Anniversary Gifts
A unique and personal Wedding Anniversary Gift for a husband or wife, begins with the traditional anniversary gift list.
Manage a backyard bird habitat
For many nature enthusiasts, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing wildlife right in your own backyard. Birds are often welcome outdoor visitors, and homeowners look for ways to entice birds to take up roost in their landscape.
Providing several different types of foods can be the first step to welcoming a variety of birds to your yard.
Picking a Bird Watching Field Guide
Learn how to pick a field guide for your needs in this free bird watching video.