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Clean those bird feeders

With all the rain we have been having in NE Atlanta it is time to clean those bird feeders. Cleaning them will help stop the spread of avian pox and red eye disease. Make sure to add about a 5% solution of bleach to kill any viruses. Share This:

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Live Mealworm Storage – At Home

If you just bought your weekly or monthly supply of live mealworm you have to do something with them until they are consumed. Solution: Mealworms that you get from your local Wild Bird Store or Feed Store are typically kept in the home refrigerator. The reason you want to refrigerate your worms is to keep […]

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Tenebrio Molitor (Darkling Mealworm Beetle)

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There it is, in the picture above… The Darkling Beetle except this Darkling (Tenebrio Molitor “Yellow Mealworm or Common Mealworm”) is not to be confused with another Darkling Beetle of the species Alphitobius diaperinus – known as the “Lesser Mealworm.” Alphitobius diaperinus is a poultry pest. It can get into your chicken coop, make holes […]

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Just What do Live Mealworms Eat?

Live mealworms from the wild bird center of johns creek

Being a producer of live mealworms I’m always fascinated at what they will eat (which is just about anything), how much they eat, and how fast the mealworms consume their food.   Quick Note: If you are storing your live mealworms in the refrigerator then they will probably not eat anything in that state. They […]

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Sad But True… The Hummers Have Left :(

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My pineapple sage plant is still in bloom. It’s a great backyard hummingbird plant due to the fact it blooms the entire fall season. Right up until the first freeze. As the picture below shows this type of plant with its tubular flowers is a hummingbird favorite. But even though on 11-3-2019, here in NE […]

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Rare Male/Female Northern Cardinal

Who knew this could happen? This cardinal is both a male and a female. Rare half-male, half-female cardinal spotted in Pennsylvania – National Geographic https://t.co/uVLasvDvGf — The Best Nest of GA (@TheBestNest_GA) February 2, 2019 Share This:

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Goldfinch or Pine Siskin

Saw this tweet and just had to post it. This is from the Ontario Feederwatch Program. A Charm (bunch) of Goldfinches are enjoying breakfast when one lonely Pine Siskin shows up can you see the difference? PS: Look at the chest.   One of these things is not like the other! A Pine Siskin joins […]

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Wisdom, a 68-year-old Laysan albatross lays another egg

Nice story for your Friday… https://t.co/Z98tC8Nej1 — The Best Nest of GA (@TheBestNest_GA) December 7, 2018 Share This:

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Sanctuary Feeders

Gilbertson Sanctuary Feeder The Gilbertson feeder in this picture is called a sanctuary feeder due to the fact that smaller birds can get into the sanctuary to eat while larger birds are kept out. In this case we are trying to feed bluebirds, wrens, and warblers dried mealworms. It just so happens starlings LOVE mealworms […]

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Chickadee’s create new brain cells

Who knew? Kind of interesting Did you know that Black-capped Chickadees can swap old brain cells for new ones? https://t.co/8HNDdvUYIA @BirdNoteRadio pic.twitter.com/cBgRgvOlJ0 — Audubon Society (@audubonsociety) November 10, 2018 Share This:

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