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Merry Christmas, Everyone!

We are in for a white Christmas here, and if you are in an area that has lots of snow, and you notice less birds at your feeders, take down a few to keep the seed from going bad. I’ve only left out the seed that I know will get eaten by my local traffic: sunflower, safflower and peanuts. I had a Nyjer seed feeder up but it spoils so quickly it’s not worth keeping it up when there are no Finches around. Dr. Bird has some good advice on different approaches you can use to keep cats away from your feeders and (hopefully) not upset your neighbours too much. In the headlines, the Dutch are re-wilding a freshwater lake that was originally built in 1932. It’s an amazing project to create habitat for avian and aquatic life in an area where there isn’t too much of it now. Also if you know of any Canadian vets who work with exotic birds, the Night Owl Hospital in Vancouver is in desperate need of two more vets on staff.

Winner’s Circle has some incredible photos of Unusual Encounters. What a treat! January’s photo contest is dedicated to Squirrels since the 21st of January is an International Squirrel Appreciation Day.

Enjoy the holidays, everyone! Take care and see you next year.