- Watching Backyard Birds
Current Issue: June 2021
Welcome to the June issue of Watching Backyard Birds! If you live near bright lights, flat roofs, or trees, listen for the beard call of the common nighthawk feeding on the wing above your backyard on warm evenings. Also, there's something about a fledgling that makes people want to rescue it, but columnist Julie Zickefoose urges folks to resist the temptation to carry out a well-intentioned abduction. Lastly, our hairiest columnist answers reader questions about bald cardinals, Nyjer's short shelf life, easy-to-clean feeders, and when to prune your trees. Find all this and more!
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Species Profile: The Common Nighthawk by Dr. David Bird
My Backyard: Nighthawks in My Neighborhood by Dawn Hewitt
Watcher at the Window: Friendly Adbuctions by Julie Zickefoose
10 Fascinating Sights to See in Your Summer Backyard by Bill Thompson, III
Short Stories from Al by Al Batt
Bird Bites: Best Practices for Summer Bird Feeding, Rule 1: When Feeding Birds, Do No Harm and Birds’ Legs Are Really Their Feet!