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Wild Bird Scoop, Issue #717
November 08, 2012
to the Autumn 2012 edition of the “Wild Bird Scoop"
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Here is what’s in this issue of “Wild Bird Scoop".
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Hot Topic“Sit Spots”
News & ReviewsThe Great Backyard Bird Count
Quips & QueriesJill asked “Where do my birds go in winter?”
Wild Bird BallyhooHow to help birds in winter survive.
Bird Bluff OR Bird Believable?How many species of birds are found in North America? ________________________________________
A “sit spot” is a place to go on a regular basis where you quietly watch wildlife and they are not aware of your presence.
This opens up the opportunity to see the habits and unusual behaviours of animals and birds. Wildlife, in general, are creatures of habit and can be counted on to show up at given times throughout the day or night.
I think that watching our bird feeders from the quiet of our homes is much like a sit spot. Anyone who is fortunate enough to have bird feeders and the time to regularly watch them has probably experienced this already.
I know I have witnessed fascinating behaviour during mating season and when young birds make their first visits to the feeders.
We also had a mother Racoon bring her young ones through our yard every evening around 11pm. They would visit the ground under our bird feeders for whatever they could glean. She was an interesting mother, not the gentle type either! She really didn’t seem to like to share.
Of course, being outside in the fresh air, with all the smells, sounds and sights is hard to beat. But I just felt the concept of a “sit spot” even from inside looking out was worth stopping to think about and appreciate.
The Nature Store offers a wide selection of great nature gifts, bird guides, bird CD’s for learning and your birding pleasure. It is a great way to share with your family and friends one of life’s pure joys!
Wilderness Awareness School also offers many opportunities to learn, at their location or through distance learning. Have a look around their site, it is a lovely trip!
News & Reviews
Quips & Queries
This is a question I am often asked and there is not one answer that fits each person’s situation. If you are interested in finding out the many variables that make up the solution to this question and hopefully find the one that fits your circumstance click here.
Wild Bird Ballyhoo
A particularly cold period with food being scarce could bring conditions that make it very difficult for wild birds to endure. Fortunately our feathered friends are well equipped to hold up through harsh conditions most of the time.
A little help from us though never hurts.
Find out how you can make their survival easier by visiting:
Bird Bluff OR Bird Believable?
Are you ready for this? 920 Yes, you read that right, 920! It sounds like a lot doesn’t it. And that’s because it is a lot.
We are very rich in terms of the variety of wild birds that live in North America.
Of course this number includes permanent and summer residents, as well as regular visitors or strays from other continents.
… and that’s "The Scoop" for now!
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