Folks, this is a first…I didn’t get anything crossed off of my Winter Bucket List except hosting a Super Bowl party. We never got out to Kerry Park, didn’t knock over a few pins bowling, never went on the Theo’s Chocolate or Redhook Ale Brewery Tours, never laughed raucously to Jet City Improv, or visited […]
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Seattle Winter Bucket List
So let’s be honest, most of us really enjoy Seattle in the winter because we’re not buried in snow and below freezing temperatures like so many other parts of the country. But we could all do with a bit more warmth and definitely sunshine on the endlessly wet and grey and chilly days. This is […]
Helping Birds During Migration
In late summer and early fall, many birds start their migration as they head south for the winter. The baby birds have fledged, and now it is time to make the long journey. There are several ways in which you can help birds and many of these ways are similar to how you can help […]
A Tip From the Bird Guy
Winter is here in most places. Birds need food to stay warm so be sure to feed the birds first thing in the morning after a cold night or late in the day just before a cold night. Birds will need more calories to stay warm and consequently your birds that come to your feeders, Cardinals, Chickadee, […]
How Do Birds Stay Warm?
As a warm blooded creature, a passerine (songbird) has a body temperature that varies between 102 degrees Fahrenheit and 112.3 degrees Fahrenheit. During periods of extreme cold, its temperature may drop drastically. How does a bird control its body temperature so it won’t freeze when the ambient temperature plummets below the freezing mark? How does […]
Holiday Lights at Viewpoint at Redondo
Holiday lights are an inviting attraction. As winter days get shorter we can enjoy such lights for a longer time. Nobody complains that there are too many lights in our neighborhood. Rather we pout that there aren’t more lights to decorate. While driving along Redondo Beach in the day time offers spectacular scenery, in the […]
Help Your Feathered Friends Escape the Cold!
As winter approaches do you leave the screen windows on? Of course not! Likewise it’s common sense that if we want our feathered friends to use (and benefit from) the nest boxes we have in our yards, we must winterize them. First clean out the season’s nests that may have gotten damp, filthy or infested […]