Birds have ignored our birdbath ever since we painted the rim yellow (it used to be bright blue). Do birds see "in color"?
I have five bluebird houses on fence posts. The eastern bluebirds lay eggs, but then they don't hatch. The eggs aren't broken, and the nests aren't disturbed. Sometimes there are even new eggs on top. What's the problem?
We recently moved to a new housing development where there are no trees. I'd like to put up birdhouses and feeders, but worry the lack of protective cover will keep birds away. How can I attract birds to such an open area?
I'd like to attract cedar waxwings to my yard. Can you suggest a few berry-producing shrubs that will help?
We found this black and white bird near our front porch. When my husband went to inspect it, the bird hopped on his finger. What is it?
I'm hoping you can help me identify the vocalists behind two bird songs I've heard in my yard. The first is a rapid phrase that sounds like "teacher, teacher, teacher." The second bird sings "sweet, sweet, too sweet" with the last note ending on a sharp upward whistle. Do you know what these birds are?
I clean out and repair my nest boxes each fall so they're ready for birds to use as winter shelters. However, some people say I should postpone birdhouse maintenance until spring. When is the best time?
I've heard you shouldn't put perches on nest boxes because they help predators get to the birds inside. Is this true?
Many birds visit my feeders, often in pairs. However, the males of some species, such as indigo buntings, always arrive solo. Why don't I see them with a mate?
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Every winter, I put out plenty of suet and birdseed. A few birds visit my backyard, but not like they do in summer. Can you solve this mystery?