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July 28, 2015


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Patty, they just found other sources while you were gone. Fill your feeders only halfway until they realize the restaurant is open again!


Hi, we feed our local birds and we were away for a few days. Now we don't see the birds coming back to the feeder. Any thoughts why?

The Zen Birdfeeder

Thanks Linda! I'm glad you found this post helpful. Stop by often!


Gorgeous photos, and a very informative post. Thank you so much for sharing.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Thanks as always Daniel for your nice comments!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Barbara, I'm glad this post was useful for you.
Wild Birds Unlimited does have some stores in Canada. Here's the website to check if there's one near you. Good luck and have fun feeding the birds!

Daniel LaFrance

Plenty of options for us backyard birders who set out feeders for our feathered friends. You've provided valuable and varied solutions for all of us. Thank you!


What good strategies for keeping birds fed while you are on vacation Nancy - loved seeing these different kinds of feeders which I haven't before... being Canadian I'll have to check out our bird stores! Thanks for sharing!

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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.