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Garden Gate: Episode 1 – Squirrel Buster Bird Feeders

Squirrel Buster Plus

CHEX TV air date: Fri. Dec. 14th, 2012 Click here to watch the FIRST episode of The Garden Gate.Late in 2012 I began a short TV spot on The 5 o’clock show on CHEX TV.? The first episode was on Squirrel Proof Bird feeders. YES, they do exist! I’ve had a great response so far […]

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Hummingbird Tips

Little Flyer Hummingbird feeder

Besides nectar, Hummingbirds consume protein in the form of insects which they find inside flowers, on plants and in trees, in spider webs and in midair as they travel through your yard. Consider that when using pesticides in your yard and gardens. Hummers also drink water. Hummers feed 5 – 8 times an hour. Hummers […]

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Attracting Hummingbirds to your garden

HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder

  Choosing a Hummingbird Feeder:? There are many varieties of hummingbird feeders available today. Most feeders are made of plastic or glass. If your birds seem to prefer one style feeder over another, it’s probably a simple matter of familiarity. If you change feeders, they may not feed immediately from the new one, but they […]

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Where are all of my finches?

Finch Feeder

If your thistle feeder is not as busy as normal, there could be one of a few things happening. The finches have found natural food and are enjoying that source for the time being. They’ll be back once that source has been depleted. Another reason they may be avoiding your feeder is stale or dried […]

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Squirrel-Proofing Your Bird Feeder

Squirrel Buster Plus

Does this sound familiar? You’ve just filled your bird feeders and you’re successfully attracting a variety of songbirds to your backyard. But that’s not all you’re attracting: hordes of marauding squirrels are threatening to eat you, or at least the birds, out of house and home. With the price of birdseed these days, you can’t […]

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How to Select Bird Seed

Woodland Seed

? Feeding birds in your back yard can be fun and rewarding. Songbirds will add colour, life and vibrancy to your garden. Attracting and keeping songbirds, however, can depend on a number of factors including the type and quality of seed that you provide.   The most popular seed is black-oil sunflower, which is accepted […]

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Providing Water for your Birds

Bird Waterer

A water supply is a great way to attract birds to your yard along with a supply of food. Birds need water for drinking, bathing, and to dunk their food. Birdbaths come in many different styles and are constructed from several types of materials. They are made from concrete, ceramic, metal, plastic, and wood. You […]

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