A substantial sized feeder is good… because you simply don’t have to fill them as often. In general, hopper feeders tend to be on the larger size, while tube bird feeders usually hold less seed. This is okay if you don’t have much bird traffic, but right now it seems everyone is fattening up for fall and the yearly migration to southern climates.
This tube bird feeder is way cool, just the way it looks is pretty darn groovy in itself. I like it because it holds four pounds of seed, and is hand crafted i the USA. Super quality means it will be around for many seasons, and it’s made in two styles; for black oil sunflower or thistle seed. When the perches are all full… it’s really a pretty impressive site to behold.
Finches, Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches, and other small songbirds can be seen at a tube bird feeder. This past summer, we were lucky enough to see a few Indigo Buntings at the tube bird feeder in our yard.
As always, a fresh water source, such as a bird bath will always entice more birds than any feeder itself, especially with the severe drought in the Southeast. You can help migratory birds by keeping feeders full and fresh, offering suet and fruit, and a fresh water source in your yard. Something as simple as a large plant saucer filled with water can serve as a birdbath and oasis for many feathered friends!
TENS OF THOUSANDS TO GOOGLE: SHUT DOWN DOGFIGHTING APP
Breakthrough campaign on Change.org calls on Google to immediately remove KG Dogfighting from the Android Market; reports of the game’s removal inaccurate
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – More than 41,000 people have joined a viral campaign on Change.org calling on Google to remove KG Dogfighting, a dogfighting game created by Kage Games, LLC, from the Android Market.
Robert Pregulman, author of the Seattle DogSpot blog, launched the online campaign after reading reports claiming that Google had responded to the public outcry against the dog fighting game by temporarily pulling the app.
“Contrary to media reports, Google never removed any version of KG Dogfighting from the Android Market,” said Pregulman. “The patience of dog lovers waiting for Google to take this cruel game off the market is running out fast.”
KG Dogfighting has been condemned by law enforcement officials and animal advocates alike.
“KG Dogfighting is in effect a cyber training manual for the illegal enterprise of dogfighting,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. “We must exhibit a zero-tolerance policy for this barbaric practice, which we are working so hard to uproot from our communities.”
In a Senate hearing in May, Google’s Alan Davidson stated “Apps that are unlawful or directly related to unlawful activity, we do take those down.”
Activists have called on Mr. Davidson to review KG Dogfighting, but he has not responded to further inquiry.
“Although Google still has not taken a position on the dog fighting app, activists around the world haven’t given up,” said Change.org Director of Organizing, Stephanie Feldstein. “It’s remarkable to see their dedication to keeping animal cruelty from being trivialized or seen as just a game. More than a dozen pet bloggers have supported Robert’s campaign on Change.org and continue working to get the truth out about this app and Google’s lack of response to the public outcry.”
Live signature totals from the campaign:
A swell project for kids aged 9 to 99, bird house kits have come a long way from the clunky, boring models of the past. Anything but boring, newer designs work the mind with their puzzle-like assembly. Many requiring no nails or glue, they make fantastic projects for school and youth groups, and real nesting sites for wild birds. Being fanatical backyard birders ourselves, with a commitment to conservation and the environment, you bet we’ll be happy to discount any bulk orders for bird house kits!
Several schools have already benefited from this offer, as well as the birds and the environment. For instance: Village Community School in New York purchased over 80 bird house kits for a park make-over last year. Aside from a generous discount, we donated nesting materials, a bluebird book, suet cakes with fun holders, and ideas for easy and inexpensive birdbaths. Together these items helped create a very bird-friendly habitat.