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October Feeding Tip

By this point on the calendar, most of the temperate and neo-tropical migrants have left for southern and warmer climates. Why? Generally speaking, they are insect-eaters who leave for regions where food will continue to be available during winter months. The northeast's resident birds remain with us at this time of year. Why? Seed-eating birds (granivores) have ample supplies of the fruits of native plants. Many of these plants have just completed setting their seeds at the end of the growing season. The woodpeckers and arboreal birds (chickadees, titmice, nuthatches) are busy consuming and storing tree seeds, collectively referred to as "mast." These include beechnuts, hickory nuts, acorns, and many others. The smaller finches are busy gleaning seeds from the many native grasses and wildflowers. These natural seed choices remain available to the granivores throughout the winter months. And don't forget that we are also on the receiving end of migrating species. American Tree Sparrows, Common Redpolls, and Evening Grosbeaks are among the northern species that may soon be arriving in the northeast. All of the species found in our region from October through the winter months will readily visit birdfeeders filled with Aspen Song! Songbirds are discriminating diners who will return on a regular basis to available sources of good energy and nutrition. Be sure to keep your feeders filled in these autumn months so when winter weather finally arrives in force, your avian neighbors will know your yard is a sure bet for good eats.

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Aspen Song® Chickadee

Have You Seen Aspen Song® Chickadee?

Aspen Song® Chickadee is an energy-rich formula, is an ideal food for your backyard gymnasts. Nuts are perfect substitutes for the kinds of food these birds naturally forage (guess what the name, "nut hatch" refers to?). A blend of Oil and Stripe Sunflowers and Sunflower Kernels provide important nutrients. Corn and Safflower are energy-rich seeds. This mix's high nutmeat formula may also attract Golden-crowned Kinglets and an early spring Eastern Bluebird. Who Will Show Up at the Feeder? Step right up and enjoy the antics of the acrobats of the backyard! A good time is guaranteed for all who spend time watching a Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, or Carolina Wren. As arboreal birds, these species spend their lives in trees and shrubs and possess the agility to prove it. What's the Best Feeder To Use? Many feeder types will work well with this mix. To make it as exclusive as possible to the arboreal birds, consider one of the ball or globe style feeders that does not have perches. For the acrobats - no problem! Keep Them Healthy and Coming Back By: Providing a fresh supply of water. Placing feeders close to sheltering trees and shrubs. Cleaning your feeders and birdbaths regularly with a mild bleach solution. Raking up and removing seed hulls from under feeders Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (minimum): 16.5% Crude Fat (minimum): 28.7% Crude Fiber (maximum): 16.0% Allergen Statement: This product is processed, packaged and/or stored in facilities that also may process, package and/or store peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, eggs, milk products and soy. Not for Human Consumption.

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Latest Blog Entry: "An Autumn To Remember"

Autumn 2012 will go down in the annals of birding lore as one to remember.  True to Ron Pittaway’s Winter Finch Forecast, Canadian birds are being seen at feeders in record numbers.  Reports across the northeastern US abound of western hummingbird species showing up in backyards.  And Hurricane Sandy pushed many shore migrants and pelagic birds into the interior northeast, giving landlubbers too prone to seasickness, a chance to observe ocean travelers. While I currently have about eight different feeding stations in my yard, it has been standing room only for those wanting to dine.  As the weather has chilled, dark-eyed juncos have returned to the yard in force.  There are times when as many as two dozen are picking through the grass for spilled seed.  The semi-annual chance to see species that spend summers north and winters south of my yard has kept the platform feeder busy.  White-throated sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, and fox sparrows have joined the song sparrows.  Of course, the year around residents elbow their way to the table as well:  northern cardinals, blue jays, black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, white-breasted nuthatches, mourning doves, and downy woodpeckers. Overlain on all this activity, are two of the Canadian irruptives.  About a dozen pine siskins spotted all the action and lingered in my yard for a week enjoying the Aspen Song Finch Mix.  At least three red-breasted nuthatches have also joined the melee.  At one instant, I watched a white-breasted nuthatch on one side of an Aspects Big Tube, while a red-breasted nuthatch was perched on the opposite side.  Where’s that camera?!  Any time now, the American tree sparrows should arrive.  There are regular reports of red crossbills and white-winged crossbills visiting yards throughout the region.  Expectations are that we may yet see common redpolls this winter. But it was reports of the arrival of evening grosbeaks that prompted me to put the binoculars down and head outside.  These beautiful creatures are about the size of a “pudgy” cardinal, and colored in bright yellow, black, and white.  It has been many years since I last had them in the yard.  I promptly placed a new, clear platform-style feeder in the yard: a Droll Yankees “Dorothy’s Cardinal Feeder.”  I located it out in an open area of the lawn away from trees, and filled it with Aspen Song Cardinal Mix.  By using a highly visible feeder in a wide open spot, I am hoping that this acts as a giant billboard welcoming evening grosbeaks to the property!

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