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1830 Gainsborough Rd
London, ON, N6H 5L2
Canada

519-471-6870

London Ontario Bird Feeders, Bird Seed, and Gift store. We carry dog food & toys, bird houses, Squirrel Busters, candles, Batty's Bath, Bee by the Sea, and so much more. Come in and check us out! 

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Bird Feeders, Bird Seed, and Gift Shop located in London! Follow along with our News from the Store!

THE HEAT & HUMIDITY CONTINUE - REFRESH & CLEAN NECTAR FEEDERS OFTEN!

Richelle Hunter

Here in SW Ontario, and many other areas around the country, the heat & humidity are going to continue once again this week! It is more important than ever to keep your nectar feeders clean & fresh. We have been adding about a cup of fresh nectar each day, cleaning and rinsing them out each morning before refilling them. There seems to be enough birds enjoying them that there is hardly any nectar left when we do wash & refill them! We have placed our nectar feeders in the shade….it must certainly help them to stay a little cooler & fresher during these hot summer days!! Some great info for cleaning your nectar feeders that we recently shared on fb - click here.

Don’t forget your bird baths, water dishes….keep them clean & filled with fresh water….often!

Immature Orchard Oriole M - July 16 2019

Immature Orchard Oriole M - July 16 2019

NESTING BIRDS - JULY 2019

Richelle Hunter

Some birds, or even many birds, don’t pick the greatest spots to place their nests. Branches may be weak, breaking during a storm; nests often are knocked out of trees by weather, wind or predators. Still others nest on or near the ground, making them very vulnerable! If the species is one that prefers a cavity, you can lend a hand by placing birdhouses in your yard & adding a baffle along with a predator guard around the entrance hole. Click here for more info about nesting birds! Thanks to Cornell Lab for always great info!

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American Robin nest…..on a fence rail, under a vine - July 2019

JULY IS HERE ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!

Richelle Hunter

Happy July everyone ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA! More blooms & blossoms around the garden; more arrivals at the feeders! Some of our feathered friends are nesting for the 2nd time (or even 3rd)….the enjoyment around the bird feeders & around the garden continues!

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THE HEAT IS ON!

Richelle Hunter

With the heat & humidity finally arriving, just a reminder to refresh bird baths often, clean & refill (or just partially fill) nectar feeders often, place feeders of every kind in the shade, if at all possible!

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FLEDGLINGS AROUND THE GARDEN!

Richelle Hunter

As birds fledge, you will be noticing more squawking, chirping, calling, tweeting around your yard & garden and also around your feeders! It’s one of the best times of the year for feeding the birds! Many of these fledglings will be spotted on the ground, in trees & shrubs or out in the open. Never fear….parents are usually near by & will be bringing food fairly often. Leave these birds be! We’ve already had Downys, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and House Finches at or near our feeders…..so much fun!

American Robin

American Robin

MISSING 'YOUR' ORIOLES?

Richelle Hunter

We have had some inquiries about Orioles….where are they? All through spring migration, so many people told us that they had never seen so many Orioles in their gardens & around their feeders! Now…not so much, some not seeing them around at all! We thought this would be a perfect time to address this since folks have asked!

The fact of the matter is, the Orioles are around, you may hear them, you may have a brief visit to your feeders, but they are now busy….with their nests/nestlings! Yes, they do nest in this area should the habitat be favourable. As their young grow, the adults will be searching out & feeding them insects. (this video from June 15 2018)

Also ~ More info - Click here

If they did nest in your area, don’t be surprised if, in a very short time, you have even more Orioles around your feeders! While you may now want to decrease the food offerings a bit so that you don’t waste or offer spoiled food, at the very least, keep your nectar feeders going! Hummingbirds are around, along with some Orioles….you’ll want them to know they can count on you when needed or when their nestlings fledge, along with prior to their migration south, later in the summer/early fall!

Update - afternoon of June 13 - A few more Oriole sightings around our feeders than there have been in recent days! (Photo below from a previous year, taken on July 8th, close to our feeders)

Photo from a previous year,    taken on July 8th    - it won’t be long until the Oriole families show up around your feeders if they have been nesting nearby!

Photo from a previous year, taken on July 8th - it won’t be long until the Oriole families show up around your feeders if they have been nesting nearby!

SCARLET TANAGER!

Richelle Hunter

We were so delighted to welcome a Scarlet Tanager to our garden on two occasions….but only for a few seconds! Great to see these beautiful birds during migration season!

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SO MANY ORIOLES!!

Richelle Hunter

Many folks are reporting more Orioles in their gardens & around their feeders than ever before!! It’s a very busy time of the year & we are trying to keep our shelves filled, but it has been difficult! Many are enjoying orioles not only at their nectar & fruit feeders, but also around their peanut, suet & even safflower feeders….it’s been a pretty amazing spring! Thanks everyone for all of your support this season & throughout the year!

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