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Garden Gate: Episode 156 – It’s for the birds

The majority of the contents in most bird seed mixes available at large stores is a blend of “fillers” that are low in nutritional value, such as wheat, red millet, and flax. The seeds in these bulk bags are often poorly cleaned, which leaves them dusty, and oils are then added to reduce the dust. […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 99 – Getting birds ready for colder weather (Sept. 30, 2016)

CHEX TV airdate: Friday Sept. 30th 5-5:30pm Click link to watch this episode online. As the days get shorter and the nights longer (and colder) birds need to fuel up on high energy food to survive. In the winter when the nights are long and VERY cold, birds need to eat from dawn till dusk […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 29 – Keeping birds warm during the winter

Suet Feeder

CHEX Air date: Friday January 10th, 2014 Click here to view this episode of The Garden Gate. We have been having some extremely cold weather conditions since late November this year. ?Ice storms, strong wind conditions and high snowfall mean food sources are covered. Birds need to eat almost constantly during the day to retain […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 21-Suet and Peanut Feeders

Fatball Feeder Ring

CHEX TV air date: Fri. Sep. 20th, 2013 Click here to view this episode of ?The Garden Gate. Blue Jays, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches and many other birds love peanuts and suet.? Even cardinals! The peanuts and suet give them the extra carbohydrates they need to stay warm through the long winter nights. There are a […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 4 – Choosing feeders for specific birds

Droll Yankees Finch Feeder

CHEX TV air date: Fri. Jan. 25th, 2013 Click here?to watch this episode of The Garden Gate. This episode of The Garden Gate discussed how to attract specific birds by choosing the right feeder and also the most attractive seed to each bird. Cardinals, woodpeckers, finches and many others each have a favourite food and […]

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