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Joel's Blog

Joel's Blog

To The Borderland: A Week in Southeast Arizona, Parts 1 and 2


Joel's Blog

George's Blog - April posts

 Springtime is no time to take down your feeders.



Holly Shimizu's Blog

Holly Shimizu's

 Our gardens and climate change.

Seeing More Birds!

Rare Bird Alerts/ ListServs


Fresh News


Questions and Answers

Question of the week:

Why do some birds stand on one leg?

The Professor loves this question, because no one knows for sure...and there are probably several reasons. Here are some of the common explanations.

Conserves body heat.

Bare legs are exposed to moisture and wind. By tucking one leg up-and-under, the bird may conserve body heat. 

Relief from a caustic environment.

The Lesser Flamingo of central and eastern Africa feeds in shallow lakes filled with very caustic water (pH of about 10.5). Keeping one leg out of the water for awhile may help prevent burning of the exposed skin.

Maybe it is just a comfortable way to stand.


Special Offers and Contests

Monthly special offers and great prizes from leading manufactures and publishers!

Special Offer - save 40%

bird feederWe have a limited number of these 1.5 quart cedar hopper feeders.  The regular price is $24.95.   Available now for only $14.25 plus shipping.

Click here to order.

Hopper feeders are a great choice for someone just starting to feed birds or take a more casual approach.  They are are easy to fill, can be used with a variety of seed types, including black oil sunflower, and can be used by many different bird species.



Quiz of the Week

bird dvdEach week we'll have a new quiz.  Usually on Sunday or Monday evening.   The first correct response we receive will win the prize of the week.   We'll post the winner's name as soon as we can, after receiving a correct answer.

Question of the week:  Which bird has been honored by the most states as its state bird, and name the states.

Send us your answer to win this So Many Feathers DVD, a $24.95 value. It's a year's worth of briding in one DVD!

Winners limited to once every 3 months.