Here is the October 2007 edition of the “Wild Bird Scoop…"

Are you keeping an eye on the autumn season which is one of the two changing shoulder seasons of the year? The wild birds are on the move giving us new opportunities to view their amazing lifestyle habits.

This month’s “Hot Topic” is about providing shelter for the wild birds which spend time close to you. We will be focusing mainly on roosting boxes and pockets this issue.

Hope you enjoy!

In this issue:

Hot Topic

    Roosting Boxes are Valuable

News & Reviews

Quips & Queries

Bird Bluff OR Bird Believable?

Wild Bird Ballyhoo

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Hot Topic

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News & Reviews

  • The NWF (National Wildlife Federation) has a bookmark(able) article of “Great Escapes”, places to go to watch wild birds migrate. They asked eight well known bird watchers to share their favourite place to observe the fall migration. Check it out here.

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Quips and Queries

    Q: What is the cause of a wild bird going bald?

    A: Wild birds use their feet and beaks to prune their feathers. They must keep their feathers in top condition for unhindered flying. They keep them straight and clear of dirt, mites, tiks, lice and any other foreign object that may end up lodged in their plumage.

    The top of the head can only be reached with their feet which are not as easy to be meticulous with in cleaning. So often feathers are pulled out inadvertently, especially if they are badly infested with bugs and it is late summer. At this time of year most song birds lose and replace all of their feathers (not at the same time). So a combination of these events may lead to baldness.

    If you have a question or comment, click here.

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Bird Bluff OR Bird Believable?

    TRUE or FALSE:

    Wild birds will starve in the winter if I don’t feed them.

    (You will find the answer in the red and yellow box at the bottom of this e-zine.)

You can find more information about this question here!

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Wild Bird Ballyhoo

    In the November 2007 issue =>
    • Your Wild Birds will Love these Christmas Treats

    In the December 2007 issue =>

    • Slaking Our Feathered Friends Christmas Thirst

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We really hope that you’ve enjoyed reading this newsletter, even half as much as we enjoyed preparing it!

… and that’s "The Scoop" for now!

Judy

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Answer to Bird Bluff OR Bird Believable?

FALSE



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