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January 02, 2019


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Pie, thanks for the thumbs up! I'll try to do a better job in 2019 to post more often! Thanks again for the encouragement!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Tristan, besides the response "birds have wings", we know that the availability of natural foods, weather, change in surrounding habitat, and presence of predators all contribute to fluctuations in the traffic at our birdfeeders.
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Pie is so good

Happy to see you are back writing Zen Birdfeeder! Please write more!

Tristan Hand

We've noticed a marked decline in birds around our feeding stations this counting season as compared to last season.

We have had an increase in Blue Jay activity too. This weeks count had 5 show up at one time but everything else is very quiet.

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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.


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