I have a suet cake in a small bush in my back yard. We got that huge snow storm here over the weekend, and yesterday someone shoveled the stone path right next to that bush and spread rock salt (100% sodium chloride according to the package) along it. Now I am panicking. [more inside]
My backyard birds seem to enjoy spilled dogfood just fine, but what if I wanted to level up? [more inside]
We live on the 34th floor of an apartment with no balcony (there's an air-con ledge I suppose, but ours is generally inaccessible) near a patch of green with lots of birds. Eagles and ospreys and the like fly by outside our windows often. Our windows have permanent grilles because of the curious toddler. We'd love to have a birdfeeder attached very firmly (no suction cups) to our window grilles on the outside. Is this possible and would it work in attracting birds? What are the problems in apartment birdfeeders?
Why do hummingbirds get along at this particular feeder and not at others? [more inside]
How can I attract my neighborhood's feral parakeets to my yard? [more inside]
Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
In your experience, what is the best feeder for attracting cardinals? [more inside]
I want to diversify the population hanging out at my urban birdfeeder. House sparrows, pigeons and starlings are beginning to irritate me. [more inside]
How do the birds know that my birdfeeder now has better seed? [more inside]
Is there a one-way reflective material for windows that doesn't reduce outbound visibility? I'm trying to help my cats sit on the windowsill without scaring the birds away from the feeder. [more inside]
BirdFeederFilter: When it's gloomy and rainy, I don't see any birds at my birdfeeder for days on end. Then as soon as it's sunny, they're all over the place. What gives? What do they do on rainy days, just forage near their nest? Don't birds gotta eat when it rains?