- Watching Backyard Birds
Depending on where you live in North America, a strawberry-red finch at your feeder might be a house finch, a purple finch, or a Cassin’s finch. Learn how to tell them apart. "True Nature" columnist Julie Zickefoose recalls seeing a robin eat a hard-bodied insect during drought—despite its preference for soft foods, like earthworms. Read how weather can affect what a bird eats. Find all this and more in our October issue of Watching Backyard Birds!
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Species Profile: Purple Finch or House Finch? by Dawn Hewitt
Watcher at the Window: How Weather Affects What Birds Eat by Julie Zickefoose
Readers Write: Squirrel-proof Misery Solved by Dan O'Shields
Photo Blog: City Yard, Country Yard, in Southern Indiana by Andi Haynes Avery
Ask Birdsquatch: Is It Okay to Feed Birds?
Where Does a Woodpecker Store Its Long Tongue? by Tom Gatz
Two Short Stories by Al Batt
'Little Betty,' the Backyard Hummingbird
BIRDbites: Suet Tips and Tricks
BIRDbites: Suet Feeder Types