You may have thought that most birds, & other species too, were finished with nesting season...this is not the case! While some birds nest early, welcoming one brood, so many others nest a little later on or nest early, then welcome more than one brood...often two or three! In the end, this is just a reminder to watch for immature animals of all kinds, taking care when you look after the work that needs to be done!
Bird Feeders, Bird Seed, and Gift Shop located in London! Follow along with our News from the Store!
It's been quite the busy time around the feeders what with the arrival of many immature birds! The Downy Woodpeckers are no exception! We love their visits, their squeaky sounds, their jockeying for position on the peanut feeders....a definite joy to have around!!
It's the weekend...stop by for some amazing LOCAL honey, maple syrup, sparkling cider, pork chops, bacon, sausage, BBQ sauce, jams, jellies, relish, peanuts....a little something to "top off" your weekend meal plans!!
Wishing you & yours a very Happy Canada Day!!
Baby birds are some of the cutest creatures you might encounter and there are plenty around this time of the year! Just take a look at the Killdeer in this video...so amazing to think that they were eggs in a nest this past Sunday!! Enjoy a great Wednesday....very warm temperatures are on the way!
We're ready for Canada Day with flags, hats, shirts, maple syrup, maple candles, maple BBQ sauce, sparkling cider & so very much more!!
Just a reminder of our Holiday Weekend Hours...Not only are we closed, as usual, on Sunday but as per Ontario Statutory Holiday regulations for retailers, we will also be closed on Monday, July 2!
Just today we noticed more calling/squawking from the trees around and near the area of our garden where our feeders are located. It was a very familiar sound....that of the Baltimore Orioles!! They make a similar sound to that of the adults, often heard when arriving at the feeders, although it is a little gentler or softer. A warning...Keep feeders filled & maintained as these families of Orioles will be closer each day....this one in the video was "captured" just above the spot where our feeders are located!!
Wishing everyone a very Happy Father's Day!!
Father's Day 2018 is right around the corner, coming up this Sunday, June 17th! Stop by to see what you might find....From Garden Decor to our superb selection of Bird Houses & Bird Feeders to accessories for campfire/outdoor cooking including unique PIE IRONS!! Dads like to be pampered...how about some of our handcrafted soaps??!! For the dad who has everything, try some of our delicious Pork products from The Whole Pig and include a jar of our delicious Maple BBQ sauce!! How about a selection of our SMOKED SALMON products; local gourmet jams & honey?? We know that you will be totally delighted with all that our shoppe has to offer....thanks for shopping/supporting local!!
Keep your nectar & fruit feeders "topped up"...adult birds are busy feeding their young in their nests and are making more frequent visits to the feeders! So very soon they will be bringing their new families to your feeders too! This is one of the videos we shot today of the Baltimore Oriole nest. The sound of the wind in our previous share made hearing the chicks difficult....this one is a little better and includes views of their heads popping up!! Hope you enjoyed a lovely day!!
Both May & June...and beyond, are busy months for babies around the garden! Bunnies have been numerous of late while many Robins have fledged their nests and are being observed around our yard! Other fledglings are around as well. These creatures spend much time on or near the ground....feeding from the ground.
It seems that we just welcomed May..and now here it is June!! We've had some extreme heat the past while so we definitely now need some moisture for the crops and gardens! June started off so very pleasant as we welcomed many Cedar Waxwings to our garden...as per usual we heard them before we saw them!! Listen for their unique sound; you may not realize it belongs to these beautiful birds!
Worried that the backyard birding item that you have wanted forever will be sold out? Looking for something that we don't have in stock right now, but we did at one time? Looking for something that you've never seen here but are wondering about? In all cases, please don't be afraid to ask!!
While sometimes a wild bird item may be sold out and is no longer available, this doesn't really happen too much. We've mentioned this before, but thought it was worth repeating....we place orders quite often from our wild bird suppliers, so chances are, if you are looking for something, we can have it within a few days!!
For instance, should your nectar feeder get broken or damaged by the elements, or the critters in your garden, it shouldn't be a problem for you to find a replacement on our shelves since we do keep these in stock throughout the summer and beyond! If not, we will see if our suppliers have it so that we can order it for you!
So once again, please don't hesitate to ask...you just never know!!
As the heat of July continues in this last week of May, there's even more of a need for fresh, cool water...for all!
Take care everyone...and take care OF everyone!
Enjoy your Monday and have a great week!!
It can be pretty amazing the selection of birds you might see using a bird bath, a fountain...or just using a shallow dish of water!
A reminder - if the water you are offering isn't moving, change it often.
We have bird baths available along with other ways of offering water to wildlife.
Temperatures are expected to warm up this week and are already very warm in many parts of the country! It is a time when you will find more birds enjoying the water you can offer whether it be in a bird bath, fountain, pond or just a simple flat dish. Everyone needs water...make certain to change or freshen it often, especially if it is "standing" or still...it will become a spot that mosquitoes will use so must be changed very often!! Drop by to see our selection of bird baths & other ways to offer water!
We are closed today, Monday, May 21 but will be back to regular hours Tuesday, May 22!! In the meantime, have a great day, a great holiday!!
Many of our feathered friends continue to work on their nests while others are busy feeding their young! We've been watching work on a Baltimore Oriole nest as other bird species also complete their nests, are sitting on eggs or are busy with their newly-hatched chicks! As always, we have nesting products available (scroll for pics)!
If you currently have the gorgeous Rose-breasted Grosbeaks visiting your garden, are you attracting them with Safflower Seed....they really do love it!! A bonus of this seed is that some other birds generally do not care for it providing more spots at the feeders for those who do...for not only the Grosbeaks, but also the Northern Cardinals! Have a great week leading up to the holiday weekend!!