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November 12, 2019


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I have had 15+ feeders out year round for years. I live in southern coastal NC and always have a large variety of birds. A first this year is Baltimore Orioles. At least 3 for over 4 weeks now. At first they were eating from the seed feeders then one moved to the hummingbird feeders. Right away I ordered a Oriole feeder and now they visit it exclusively. Today, for the first time 2 fed at the same time. My friends were in doubt if I actually saw a Baltimore Oriole until I took pictures. Now they are jealous. I get many more breeds of birds than them. However I offer 9 different types of food.


I have birds all season long but I just noticed the huge flock of red-winged blackbird going from feeder to feeder with that beautiful bird pattern

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Ellen, A WBU customer in Galway reported a flock of blackbirds today too - mine looked young so maybe they’re a batch of 1st year birds late in their migration.
And our junco numbers grew all day long - from 2 in the a.m. to 17 in the afternoon. So happy!


We had a lone Red-Winged Blackbird at our feeders last week - definitely later than usual. And the juncos finally arrived, telling me that winter is here (even if the calendar says fall!).

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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.