Tawny Owls — The Wilden Marsh Blog

Although many people believe this owl has exceptional night vision, its retina is no more sensitive than a human’s. The owls asymmetrically placed ears are key to its hunting by giving it excellent directional hearing. Its nocturnal habits and eerie, easily imitated call, have led to a mythical association of the tawny owl with bad…

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Valentine’s Day Birdie Love Photo Contest — THE ROOST

Love is in the air! In honor of the day of love, The Roost is hosting a Valentine’s Day Birdie Photo Contest! Three prizes up for grabs! 1st PRIZE Gift bag containing chocolate for parronts, a large hanging birdie toy, a footie toy and a small chew/play toy. 2nd & 3rd PRIZES Small gift bag […]

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Technology Hijinks — THE ROOST

Sherri’s latest articles is a perfect complement to Morty’s, both offering readers cautionary tales of how technology, while useful in some ways, can also run amuck, causing chaos among all members of the household – including inquisitive birdies. Click here to read how a Christmas gift led Sherri, Bubbles and Zack to have an interesting […]

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Beneath the Cage Grate – February edition — THE ROOST

In his latest Beneath the Cage Grate column, Morty tells of a letter he recently received from Rocco, another African Grey who is having a very challenging time with a demonic Alexa. Rocco’s Alexa keeps getting him into trouble, and if he can’t find a way to stave off his Alexa’s foul language and bad […]

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Bird Feeder Prize Draw — Bramble Garden

Just a quick reminder to please leave a comment on my post here * to be included in this week’s prize draw for a bird feeder kindly donated by CJ Wildlife. It’s a lovely little feeder which looks good, and keeps the bird food dry. It come with 1kg of insect suet food, and normally […]

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Chickadee dee dee

Of all the wild birds that grace our backyard feeders and chatter among the trees, none are as endearing as the Black-capped Chickadee.  Friendly and gregarious, Chickadees make the winter’s chill a little less biting.  My favourite songbird by far, I long to hear them extolling their trademark chickadee dee dee tune each and every time I enter their outdoor world.