Microwaving birdseed is a great way to keep it from sprouting in my lawn, but I'm worried it has a negative effect on the seeds' nutritional value. What's your opinion?
How do bluebirds know when it's time to fly south? They often disappear from our place in August when the weather is still warm.
Last September, hundreds of monarch butterflies congregated in our backyard trees (like those at right). We'd never seen anything like it before. Could the unseasonably warm weather have caused this gathering?
I recently painted my bird feeder bright yellow, and after I hung it up again, the birds wouldn't eat from it. Now they only eat the seeds if I place them on the ground. Did I make a mistake by painting it?
In enjoy watching the birds that frequent my fenced-in backyard. Unfortunately, so does my neighbor's cat! What can I do to keep this feline away from my feeders and feathered friends?
How can I keep wasps and yellow jackets away from my hummingbird feeders?
I saw a northern flicker rolling back and forth in some dirt. Later the same day, I saw a dark-eyed junco doing the same thing. Can you explain what they were doing?
This buff-bellied hummingbird was in our backyard one day. It looks like it's stretching. Can you explain its unique pose?
For several years now, an American robin has nested in a wreath on our house. Is this the same bird returning each year?
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I was watching the birds eat at our feeders when I saw a sparrow fly up and whack a dove in the chest. Feathers went everywhere. After the dove flew away, the sparrow picked up a feather and flew off. Can you explain this?