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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.

ACCEPTANCE

  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.
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March 17, 2009

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Lana - thanks for mentioning shade-grown to your coffee loving friends. It's for the birds!

Lana

Although I don't really drink coffee, myself, I'll certainly pass this info on to others.
As for the migration...I only just noticed today that the goldfinches seem to be gone.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Catharus - check out Birds&Beans coffee too, the brand we sell in our store. It carries the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center 'Bird-Friendly' certification.
Danny - interesting to hear it from your point of view. Thanks for sharing and hope you visit often. We'll send the warblers back safe and sound in fall. You keep things ready for them down there, okay?

Danny Germer

They go back though...long have I wanted to get my fix of warblers in August or June and not one to be found around here! (except resident latin american warblers of course)
In fact Saturday will be my last outing before all the migrants are gone (tears in my eyes) this past migration was great for life warblers and other migrants...but alas! We have to give them back.

I've always thought why do birds go back when they have all their needs met down here way more cheaper and I've come to the conclusion that its for the females, the most important reason to go back north is to breed the next generation, for example ducks come down here alone and just before spring migration you see em paired male n female(I've seen this in Blue winged teals mostly)

And yeah...shade grown is better, even if they use pesticides. I've birded shade grown farms and those are filled with all sorts of birds! What I don't accept is organic coffee because it transforms twice as much forest into coffee plantation to get the original harvests used with pesticides

...gonna miss the warblers though, please send them back this fall :)

catharus

Amen! That's why I get all my coffee from groundsforchange.com

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