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GARDEN GATE: Episode 246 – Benefits of feeding the birds in the summer (July 29, 2022)

  Many people stop feeding the birds in the summer because they feel birds don’t need their help or that they’re worried the birds will become dependent on them. But this isn’t the case. Birds only take about 25% of their food from your backyard feeders. The rest of the time they’re out foraging and … Read more

Hummingbirds & orioles, oh my!

Watching any bird at your feeder can bring such joy, but there’s something special about the aerial magic of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird or the vibrant colour of a Baltimore Oriole. These species arrive in the Peterborough area in early May, and both have particular feeding needs that require different setups. Hummingbirds There are several species … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 91 – Orioles and Hummingbirds (June 10, 2016)

CHEX TV airdate: June 10th, 2016 Click link to watch this episode online. Want to learn how to attract hummingbirds and orioles to your garden? Check out this episode of The Garden Gate! I share tips on types of feeders they like, plants and also food! Did you know orioles like grape jelly? Yes-it’s one … Read more

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