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Garden Gate: Episode 102 – Predator birds at your feeders (Drew Monkman guest)

CHEX TV airdate: Friday Nov. 11th, 2016.
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sharp-shinned-hawk-gwen-forsythPredator birds such as Sharp shinned hawks (Picture courtesy Gwen Forsyth), Barred Owls and Northern Shrikes have been known to visit bird feeders in our back yards (and they’re not after the bird food!)

It can be very shocking to see a large predator bird come down and take one of your feeding birds.  Feathers may be the only sign that something tragic has happened.  Is this a good thing? Drew Monkman, local naturalist and author will answer that question.  

If you are concerned about predator birds we do offer a variety of baffles for the top of your bird feeders that help to prevent bird attacks.

All of our Garden Gate episodes can be found on our YouTube channel. Episodes are generally less than 3 minutes long but filled with great information. Enjoy!

Episodes appear 3 times on CHEX TV. Alternating Fridays at approximately 6:50am and 5:20pm and the following Monday at 12:30pm