Does Feeder Color Make A Difference? Surviving Without Tail Feathers, Storing Potatoes, Rescuing a Black Swan in Québec.

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Backyard Feeding:

EnviroMinute:

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The Stories:

BRRRRRRR. It’s cold outside! We are back into regular January weather and it’s chilly! So chilly that when some local residents around Lake Selby Quebec – about 30 minutes from here – found a Black Swan swimming around their lake, Raymond Haddad and Elaine Gagnon became concerned and called Wildlife Protection to come and rescue it. Black Swans are native to Australia and after checking with local zoos and wildlife centers, and none were missing. It’s still a mystery as to how the swan ended up in rural Quebec, but it is now being taken care of properly.

We often get asked why we don’t have feeders in different colors so Dr. Bird tackles that question on Backyard Feeding this episode. I talk about ways to store food and reduce waste on EnviroMinute and Dr. Bird is back talking about the importance of tail feathers and what can happen to birds when they lose them.

And more stories about birds who ended up in places they shouldn’t be.

Enjoy and don’t forget – the Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up on the 12th of February. Count birds and log them with eBird – if you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Have a great week everyone!