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Old 11-05-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Feeding birds this winter? Don't love them to death
Dean Kahn - THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
POSTED: Monday, Oct. 19, 2009

Bellingham, Whatcom County Local News | Bellingham Herald
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Every fall I put out extra feeders and seed to help my neighborhood birds get through the cold, lean months ahead.

Now, at long last, I decided to learn more about feeding winter birds, instead of winging it.

The most important thing I learned: You can love birds to death....
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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This article covered the issues nicely. Many good points were made.

Regular cleaning of our bird feeders with a disinfectant is so important. I am so happy to see that was mentioned.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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Tips for a Healthy Bird Feeding Station
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Tips for a Healthy Bird Feeding Station
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Give your seed feeders (especially thistle and tube feeders) a shake before you refill them, to dislodge any compacted seed. Dump out any wet clumps of old seed.

Clean all hulls off platform feeders and out of seed trays daily.
Keep some old spatulas and brushes handy by the feeding station for cleaning purposes.

Disinfect feeders by scrubbing with a weak bleach solution (1/4 cup of bleach to 2 gallons of warm water) every few weeks, oftener in summer or rainy periods. Rinse and allow feeders to dry before refilling...
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Cornell's bird notes are pretty good, http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/FreeDownloads_BirdNotes.htm
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