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Backyard Feeding

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March is really the toughest month here in Québec. The weather will warm up for a couple of days, then we find ourselves totally snowed in and freezing. That’s what’s been happening here for the past couple of weeks, and it looks like the storms will continue into April. But I must feed my birds! So Backyard Feeding this episode is all about keeping my feeders filled and accessible, even in the winter. Dr. Bird answers a really interesting question about what makes suet good for birds and a few different things to watch out for. National Geographic has published their top 10 birding destinations, so I had a quick look at it and have added a few to my bucket list. Canada is now growing a new variety of Canary seed that is safe for humans to eat and packed with all sorts of Gluten-free goodness. I’m going to try tracking some down over the next few weeks to see what all the hype is about. And researchers have discovered that birds’ brains and humans’ brains have a bit more in common than we thought. Particularly when it comes to what makes us able to adapt to new environments.

The theme for the next photo contest is Chickadees!

Stay warm and don’t lose hope. Spring will get here eventually!