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Feeding Rituals – Part 2 of 2

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Feeding Rituals – Part 2 of 2

Some tasks change seasonally. To prepare for winter, most nest boxes are cleaned out and nectar feeders put away. Some folks put away their ceramic baths and take heated baths out of storage or use vinegar to clean any deposits off their birdbath heating elements.

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Other folks, who prefer more convenient route, simply replace the summer dish with a winter dish that can withstand snow and ice.


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Downy Woodpecker in Christmas Wreath

With the “right stuff”, we can enjoy the satisfaction of neatly completing certain tasks, and we’re rewarded with daily visits from many wild, wonderful creatures. And ultimately, no matter how wonderful our gear is, it’s the anticipation of seeing beautiful birds that allows us to accomplish our “tasks” with the greatest of ease and a great sense of well-being for a job well done.

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I am delighted to join the Birdzilla team through this blog, sharing ideas and topics related to feeding and attracting wild birds in your backyard. Bird feeding is my life-long passion,  instilled by bird-feeding parents who raised me on an 80-acre farm in central Michigan.  After college, my wife and I served as U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer high-school teachers in Africa and then as staff members over an eight-year period.
 
Those wonderful times led to 30-years of bird-feeding leadership as founder of the Wild Bird Centers, franchising and supporting wild bird specialty stores across the country. I helped found the Bird Education Network and was a key financial supporter of PROJECT WILDBIRD, I currently serve as Executive Director of the National Bird-Feeding Society. Several years ago, I was asked to join “The Birder’s Team”, a working group of birding leaders selected by the National Wildlife Refuge System to recommend ways to better serve birders. millions of whom visit our extraordinary network of more than 500 Refuges. These “conservation jewels” actively protect critical habitat and conserve bird populations of all kinds. Most recently, I served as a judge to select the winning artist for the NWRS’ 2015 Duck Stamp Contest.

I now look forward to helping our readers experience the best our wonderful hobby offers. As I often say “The closer we live to each other, the closer we want to be to Nature.”

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