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Feeding Wild Birds during the Spring and Summer – Part 2

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: July 27, 2009

Please see Part I of this article for information on feeding winter residents, hummingbirds, and other summer visitors.  Today we’ll take a look at bird baths, birding opportunities and luring bats and other small mammals. Birding Opportunities Warm weather bird-feeding usually results in spectacular bird watching opportunities…driven to catch hundreds…

Useful Tips and Products for Feeding Wild Birds this Autumn

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: October 29, 2010

Autumn is a time of great anticipation for those who feed and watch birds, and surprising sightings are not limited to remote locales – a Snowy Owl once spent a few hours on the roof of my childhood home in the Bronx, and I’ve counted over 200 species on the…


Relevance: 63%      Posted on: November 23, 2005

Frank Indiviglio   I believe that I was born with an intense interest in animals, as neither I nor any of my family can recall a time when I was not fascinated by creatures large and small. One might imagine this to be an unfortunate set of circumstances for a…

Winter Bird Feeding – Rare Bird Update and Some Useful Products

Relevance: 62%      Posted on: December 13, 2011

Winter brings with it unique bird-watching opportunities, as cold weather forces otherwise-shy species to visit feeders in search of food.  Rare visitors driven south by severe weather and others blown off course during migration also brighten birders’ days.  Today I’d like to alert you to several new (and standard) bird…

Feeding Wild Birds during the Spring and Summer

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: June 25, 2015

In contrast to most everyone I know, I enjoy feeding birds as much in the warmer months as in winter.  The question, sometimes raised, of the possibility of one "taking them away from their role as insect catchers" is far too complicated to address here but is, I can assure…

Preparing Your Wild Bird Feeders for Autumn and Winter

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: September 7, 2011

Hello, Frank Indiviglio here. Early September is late summer in our world, but our avian neighbors are already well into their preparations for the upcoming winter. By mid-August in the USA’s northern states, insect-eaters such as Hooded Warblers, Flycatchers and Scarlet Tanagers have already begun to work their way south.…

Outdoor Aviaries: Their Role in Promoting Breeding, Good Health and New Behaviors

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: April 3, 2009

  Today I'd like to introduce a new option offered to serious aviculturists by That Pet Place - Outdoor Aviaries .  Early in my zoo career I noticed the vast differences in appearance and behavior between the birds I kept indoors and wild individuals of the same species.  At first…

Homemade Holiday Treats for Pet Birds (and Their Wild Cousins)

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: December 21, 2010

A variety of nutritious holiday bird treats are very simple to create, and offer the added advantage of keeping your pets occupied and engaged (a plus for you and them!).  The ingredients of those listed below can be modified to suit pets ranging from finches to macaws, and outdoor visitors…

The Excitement of Training a Freeflight Parrot

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: July 9, 2009

The following blog entry was done by a guest blogger and does not necessarily reflect the views of That Fish Place/That Pet Place. Please welcome Dave Womach, Professional Parrot Trainer at When you first hear the term, “freeflight parrot” you might expect to see a parrot flying through hoops in…

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