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May 17, 2013


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Elaine, we put those copper port covers on all our boxes as well as baffles underneath. If you're interested in purchasing some port covers for your boxes, please contact us at the shop and we can mail them to you. We have them in 1-1/2", 1-1/4", and 1-1/8".

elaine snow

Is the metal surround for the entry specifically a birdhouse thing? I need some of those; the dang squirrels chew EVERYTHING up down here!

Elaine Snow,
Birmingham and Mentone, AL.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Robin and Deanna, Thanks so much for your encouraging comments! They are really appreciated!


just found your blog and LOVE it!!! thank you so much for posting it! Birds have stopped coming to my feeder so I looked up reasons why and your blog popped up. I'm going to do as you've advised. I thought I was doing all of the above. I love how you weave spiritual concepts and values into birding. LOVE it!!

Robin R Robinson

FABULOUS series of images and informative content

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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.