Barbara Breau
  • Shediac Cape, New Brunswick
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Humming birds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Breau Sep 10, 2016. 3 Replies

Is it safe to stop filling the feeders?  Haven't had a visit for quite a few days.Continue

Black and White Warbler??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Breau Aug 10, 2016. 2 Replies


Young Woodpecker ID

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Breau Aug 10, 2016. 2 Replies


Blue Heron

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joyce Morrell May 22, 2016. 3 Replies

Seeing a Blue Heron in my pond is not unusual but what I saw today certainly was.  I looked out to the pond and saw the Heron but was shocked to see what he was doing.  He was swinging a muskrat…Continue


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At 5:47pm on November 15, 2012, MERV J. CORMIER said…

The American Kestral in my photos was taken on Deer Island in July, I was with Joanne Savage, as she was delivering Strawberries to her uncle Tom. If your ever in need of a guide to find a certain bird  DO NOT be SHY, I'm, retired and birds are  my life.

At 9:41pm on March 18, 2012, wayne corcoran said…

hi barbara ......would like to add you if you like?

At 5:59pm on May 9, 2011, Charles Gaudet said…
I tried to reply to your comment on my Scarlet Tanager, but couldn't, so I am posting it on your page.  The photo was taken in Point Pelee National Park in Ontario last week.
At 9:55am on April 28, 2011, Dwayne Biggar said…

Do you want to send a couple pictures of your entire set up?  I might be able to help you work with what you have and others here would have ideas too.  Especially if you don't mind having blackbirds on your property, just at a distance.  

At 8:39am on April 28, 2011, Dwayne Biggar said…

I checked out some of your photos, you have a couple that would be extra attractive to blackbirds.  If you don't mind having some around, but distant from your house it would make things easier.  

Put the large bird friendly feeders at a distance and place a few small bird only feeders close to the house.  Grackles tend to not come really close.  In one of your comments that got deleted you mentioned window feeders.  They work great, usually small bird only.  

You might even put a platform feeder or ground feeder near the pond for large songbirds, ducks and pheasants.  It's a lot easier to keep them off the small feeders if there is easy food available.  The upside down suet could be close to the house, the regular double feeder may be farther away or not used when grackles are passing through.  Nyjer would be a good choice for small birds up close.  

It's ok to have several feeders on one station, but it works out better if one station is small bird and the other big bird.

For instance, I have a large sunflower, peanut in the shell and suet in regular suet feeder on one pole, I wouldn't put the nyjer or small bird selective on that pole, even thought Blue Jays wouldn't eat nyjer they scare the small finch away needlessly.  

Hope this helps.  Send any more questions you may have. 

At 10:25pm on April 27, 2011, Laura Hare said…
As with Dwayne I could not find your question to reply.
At 4:11pm on April 27, 2011, Dwayne Biggar said…
I saw that you asked a question about feeders, but when I click the link I couldn't find it.  Did you get answers?
At 4:56pm on April 26, 2011, Laura Hare said…

Well Barbara ... I think this IS exactly the right place for you.I only started watching birds a couple years ago so I am a novice too.For me the best place to watch is my back garden.I am able to recognize the birds there and I see them often so I learn about them and thier likes and habits.I don't drive so travel is out unless my hubby takes me.I have a small point and shoot Kodak camera and do pretty well with it.I do have a couple feeders and I plant a veggie patch and a few flowers and that brings the birds and some butterflies to me.

You just keep your eyes open and you will get such enjoyment from watching the birds in your own garden.No need for travel just enjoy that which is right out your back door.

At 6:55am on April 16, 2011, Laura Hare said…
Welcome Barbara ... hope you enjoy the site.
At 12:44pm on April 13, 2011, Gerry Mazerolle said…
Welcome to the website Barbara.  I am looking forward to your photos.

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