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Garden Tips: The Woodpeckers, Chickadees, & Nuthatches come Marching in

You may have noticed a loud, sweetly-whistled “Spring’s here!” in recent weeks. This is the song of the Black-capped Chickadee (as is the three-parted “Cheese-bur-ger!”). Many of our year-round bird residents are cavity nesters. Chickadees, nuthatches, and some woodpeckers stay here through the winter, and they’ll start their courtship activities in March. Chickadees Black-capped Chickadees […]

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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 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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