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Dark-eyed junco, red-breasted nuthatch, and American goldfinches swung by my yard during a recent snowstorm. Photo by Kelly Ball.

Cleaning Bird Feeders in Winter

It’s wintertime here in Ohio, and that means keeping an eye on the weather forecast on the regular. As a steady supplier of Nyjer, raw peanuts, mixed-seed blends, and specialty blends for her backyard birds, BWD advertising director Kelly Ball has a reputation to maintain. Her mission: Provide these birds with fresh food from clean feeding stations, year-round.
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A male Baltimore oriole visits a feeder offering grape jelly. Photo by Tammy Simmons.

Top 10 Weird Things to Feed Birds

Sunflower seed may be the hamburger of the bird world, but don't you sometimes get bored scooping the same old seed out of those 50-pound bags? We'll never know if the birds get bored, too. But just in case they are yawning at your feeder offerings, BWD editor Bill Thompson, III, has a few suggestions to help you break out of the old feeder routine.
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Bird ID Guide

Bird Identification Guide

What bird is that? Consult our bird identification guide to ID mystery birds in the backyard and beyond. We have photos, song recordings, in-depth entries, and more to help bird watchers correctly identify the birds they spot.
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