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May 18, 2008


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Abby - Hi and welcome! The oriole here has been staying longer than in years past. I might try the grapes. He's singing right now!!! Thanks again for your visit and comment.


this spring the baltimore oriole here adores my offering of actual grapes. the firsts ones to find them were the catbirds and mockingbirds, and then he noticed the traffic, i think. he's been at the grapes at least 5 times a day. :) good luck with your orioles!

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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.