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All Season Suet

Categories: Birds and Recipes.

While visiting one of our favourite birding stores to purchase a new bird feeder I got a recipe for a no melt, all season suet which I decided to try out.Even though the recipe is called all season suet it doesn’t use actual suet that you can get at the meat counter or at the butcher shop. Ingredients: 1 cup crunchy peanut butter,   2 cups quick cook oatmeal, 2 cups corn meal, 1 cup lard (no substitutes allowed), 1 cup white flour and 1/3 cup of sugar If you only have smooth peanut butter, add a 1/2 cup of
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Chickadees

Categories: Birds.

Black capped chickadees are year round visitors to our garden.  It is delightful to hear the dee-dee-dee call(and others) through the open window or when sitting or working in the garden.   The chickadee is the provincial bird of New Brunswick but it is found across most of Canada.  There are 6 difference species of chickadees across the country. This little bird can drop its body temperature at night by about 10 degrees Celsius to conserve energy.  They measure from 12 to 15 cm. in length and weigh about 11 grams.  They also have a fantastic memory and can remember
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