• Bird Feeders,  Nyjer Feeders,  Uncategorized

    Freebie Nyjer Feeder is Still On- Shop Small thru Dec 31st

    Free Nyjer Feeder Sock for Goldfinches

    While our previous post touted the benefits of offering nyjer (or thistle) seed, this info extends the offer through Monday night, 11/28.

    For Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… wait, no shopping name for Sunday? Someone dropped the ball! Enjoy 10% off and nab a free nyjer feeder sock with every purchase.

    These little feeders make fantastic stocking stuffers because birds really do use them, great quality too. You may even opt to keep the gift for your own birds!

    Nyjer is an ideal seed to try if you’re just entering the backyard bird watching hobby. More of a journey as it becomes so darn addictive! Hard to explain, but once bitten by the bug… you’re hooked.

    Another petite nyjer feeder, although not free, is the one-quart feeder. It has a molded acrylic dome and tray for extra perching space. In red, orange or yellow, it will prove to be a most popular spot in the smallest of spaces!

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    For those who enjoy the long lines, traffic and overall chaos of the holiday shopping season… hats off to you!

    For those who’d rather shop from the comfort of their sofa in PJ’s… (yes, please) look no further. Find the best birdhouse and bird feeder gifts when you “shop small”.

    Boutique shopping rocks as many items are one-of-a-kinds and unique wares. Beyond birding, find cool yard art and unusual accents for home and garden decor with fun metal yard art too. Lots of holiday theme gifts they’ll use for seasons to come!

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    We’re part of Shop Small so Am/Ex customers earn 2x points when shopping with us through Dec. 31st.

    Visit the official gift guide, or check out birding resources to see daily suggestions for all 12 days. Find something for all nature buffs on your list today and nab a free nyjer sock to boot!

    Use code MC10 while this offer lasts!

  • Bird Feeders,  Thistle Feeders,  Uncategorized

    Black Friday Offer: Free Thistle Feeder with Every Purchase

    Black is the New Black:
    Nab a Free Thistle Sock with Your Order Today!

    thistle feeder

    Because the American Goldfinch resides across most of the US, these fun little thistle feeders are likely useful in your locale.

    Get one FREE with your purchase… and cross off a stocking-stuffer on that list! It’s an excellent way to introduce someone to backyard bird watching without going all-out!

    Among some of the sweetest songbirds, goldfinches would rather take flight than vie for a spot at the thistle feeder. With their late breeding season, June through September sees the most activity. After that, a second molt brings new olive drab feathers for winter.

    Breeding plumage occurs in late spring when the most vibrant yellow feathers appears. Parents feed thistle almost exclusively to babies so feeders do tend to get crowded.goldfinch birdhouse

    They don’t use birdhouses, instead nesting in hedges or trees with nests constructed of woven plant fibers lined with thistle (from the weed) or milkweed down.

    fun thistle feeder
    Another fun feeder which doesn’t require much space at all and accommodates 18 birds at once is the Rainbow Finch Feeder. Tall and slim, when all perches are occupied it’s quite the captivating site! Any birding enthusiast would be elated with this cool bird feeder. It’s easy to fill and clean and fairly obvious birds love them. Best of all… it’s on sale!

    Offering thistle (or nyjer) has many benefits:
    • Squirrels usually leave these feeders in peace!
    • Thistle won’t germinate causing weeds
    • Other birds in the finch family may frequent the feeders such as indigo buntings, red polls, pine siskins and more.

    Yes, the sweet canary-like birds even earned the name “Charm” when referring to a large group! Lovely song and non-aggressive… why wouldn’t you entice them to your place?

    Offer good through Monday, 11/28/16 and should cover Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, Cyber Monday and any other big shopping days!

    Get someone hooked on birds and get your free thistle sock today!

    Wishing the happiest of holidays to you and yours!

     

     

  • Uncategorized

    Thankful for a Little Rain Please!

    happy thanksgiving

    We hope this Thanksgiving holiday finds you content among family and friends! For furry ones on their own and feathered friends- they’d be most thankful for a puddle from which to drink or bathe. In the Southeast it’s been over two months with no rain. Sadly the drought has been brutal with deadly wildfires popping up throughout the region.

    A time for reflection (hopefully) it seems the most simple things (like water or good health) are so often taken for granted. There’s not a puddle in sight if you happen to have four legs or wings. California typically sees wildfires… not GA and NC, the environmental landscape is changing and quite scary.

    Have a roof over your head and food on the table? How basic, yet so many do not have this luxury. Good health, for the most part anyway? Consider those fighting battles, both physical and mental.

    May this holiday, which also marks the start of a crazy/busy shopping season, find you giving Thanks and giving to those less fortunate. Betcha the guy who wants a Jersey Mike’s sub shares with his dog!

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