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ATTENTION

  • 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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May 25, 2010

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» You never know what you'll find over at the Zen Birdfeeder from Fun in Saratoga
I've mentioned the Zen Birdfeeder a number of times on this blog, and usually it's about, what else, the birds. Recently the blogger (who owns Wild Birds Unlimited on Rt 50 in Wilton near Best Buy) captured on film a... [Read More]

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Joan - I couldn't imagine leaving! We felt lucky to have witnessed it. Thanks for visiting the blog.

joan knapp

Fantastic documentation! Glad you didn't have any pressing engagements and could stay for the entire event.
Glad I'm not the only one who stands around to capture a really interesting encounter

The Zen Birdfeeder

Warren - thanks so much for the information. I'm so glad we witnessed it and even more glad we documented and shared it!

Warren

During the mating season male snakes get hopped up on testosterone and will try to copulate with any immobile female's body, including a freshly-killed one on a road. Likewise, snakes that are eating are often oblivious to all else. So it probably happens fairly often, but is almost never witnessed. Good job!

Arj

okay we know this is a common scenario for humans (females thinking of food, while males have only one thing on their mind) ;-), but surprised that no one has yet answered you how common it is for herps!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Hello to those visiting from the FieldHerpForum and thanks for your comments on the forum:
http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31717

The Zen Birdfeeder

Hi John - I was thinking about sending you the link. You've done a GREAT job of referring us to the perfect nature spots around Binghamton/Vestal/Johnson City! Thanks so much.

Jpbaumlin

Wow, very cool, Nancy! Glad your trip out there provided some material for your excellent blog!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Billy - thanks much. So this behavior/encounter is unusual?

Bernard Brown

Wow,

I am a herp-loving reader, and that's one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

Thanks for posting it,
Billy

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