Monday, August 10, 2009

Tiffany Style Birdbath - Giveaway #6


THE GREAT GARDEN GIVEAWAY BONANZA #6
What do think? Isn't this gorgeous? This is the 6th in a series of giveaway items being offered by Birdfeeders.com. If you've ever checked out one of my other blogs called Happenstance House, you know how I love stained glass and anything Victorian-looking. This Avant Garden Tiffany Style birdbath is right up my alley, and literally makes my heart race with it's beauty. It's made with real glass/ceramic pieces formed into this mosaic hummingbird design. The top is 15 inches in diameter and the base is 21 inches high.

The base is made of wrought iron, has a rust resistant finish, and folds for easy storage. This is important to me. In this climate, I have to put away all of my garden items for the winter. Some of you don't worry about that and can garden all year long. SO even though this is a little late in the season for me (I only have a month of gardening left) you lucky Southerners can use this for months to come. I think the only negative would be that the feet of the legs are very small, so make sure you place it on a solid foundation such as a piece of patio stone or wood; it's possible it could topple over if it was on dirt only, especially in a heavy rain. Other than that, I only have good things to say about this birdbath!

This is the last of the garden giveaways sponsored by Birdfeeders.com BUT not the last of the giveaways. I'll just be moving on to other outdoor items in the next four days.

If you're interested in owning this Tiffany Style Hummingbird Birdbath (Retail Value $90.00), you can enter to win here;

1. Leave a comment about something you learned at the Birdfeeders.com site.


2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.

3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.


4. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

Good Luck!!


Open to US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Sunday, August 16th at midnight ET.
Watch the side bar for links to all 10 giveaways!


Don't forget to visit An Herbal Bedfellow for healthy recipes made with herbs, and also my newest blog:
Happenstance House -- A journal about my Victorian home and all of it's contents.

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ky2here said...

Digiscoping for Bird Watching


"Digiscoping" is defined as attaching a digital camera to a spotting scope.


Advantages of digiscoping:

Extremely high quality images
Image can be erased if not wanted
Can be connected to computer

Rose said...

This is a gorgeous birdbath, Jane Marie! You've given a good tip about its placement, though; I wouldn't want to take a chance on something this beautiful getting broken like my last ceramic birdbath.

I do like Birdfeeders' new top-fill models of hummingbird feeders. I always wind up with nectar all over me after filling mine:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a lovely birdbath, Jane, and I would love a chance to win it!

I learned that the Hummingbird is a tropical bird and that after the Ice Age it moved North to find more food since the population spiked. It was also that the male starts out about ten days ahead of the female and that the migrations begin in Mid-July.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am already one of your followers!

XO,

Sheila :-)

randio said...

It has an extensive library on everry bird imaginable. Beautiful birdbath, thanks!

randio said...

I'm a follower!

Mel said...

I learned where some places to go birdwatching are.

Helen said...

I have learned that there are many beautiful things to be observed in a nature setting. And this is a perfect prize.

Deci Worland said...

I learned that Birds must keep their feathers clean to be able to fly properly.

Deci Worland said...

I follow.

Tracy said...

Birdfeeders.com has so many nice things beyond bird feeders. I really like their large collection of fire bowls/pits, especially those with the safety mesh over the top - great when toddlers are around.

The bird bath is unique and beautiful also.

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Heather M said...

Learned this about the Anna's Hummingbird
Anna’s are known for consuming more insects than the typical hummingbird

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Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi: Today I learned that a sparrow can actually swim if absolutely necessary. I never heard of such a thing. Beautiful birdbath. I absolutely love filling the birdbaths and watching the birds come to bathe. Thanks for sharing this wonderful give away.
Country Hugs, Sherry

stoneshy@msn.com

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi: I am also a follower. Please enter my name for an entry again. Many thanks, Sherry

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mensa63 said...

At BirdFeeders I found the answer to a question that has puzzled me for some time. When I lived in NC we had several hummingbird feeders in the yard and one hung just outside the kitchen window. I would prepare the food and every morning I would go out with a pail of soapy water and the hose, wash the feeders and refill them. One morning I found a hummingbird laying on the ground under one of the feeders wiggling with an insect impaled on its beak. I picked it up, removed the insect and the little thing flew off seemingly as good as new. I never new hummingbirds ate insects only thought they drank pollen and food from feeders. Now I know that is not so. Amazing what you can learn on this contraption. Have a new house and this is the first year of our garden here and would love to have this bird bath. Am sure would draw the creme de la creme of the bird world with its lovely mosaic.

RR said...

I learned that birds need clean feathers in order to fly well.

barbara.montyj said...

Since I love the Baltimore Orioles, I found this interesting.
Male Baltimore Orioles sing loudly with a flute-like sound. One often hears the song before the bird is actually spotted, revealing its location. The call of the Baltimore Oriole is a chatter.

barbara.montyj said...

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Patti K said...

I learned that birds need to keep their feathers clean to fly well. Thats wht they like the bird baths so much.

Linda said...

Birds wet from bathing don't fly well so best to put bird baths by shrubbery to give them a safe place to hide while they dry off.
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hondaray6 said...

How beautiful! I've never had a birdbath since I live on a river. But a birdbath would bring in some new birds to the backyard. I learned that growing vines is a good option for bird shelter. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
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cdziuba said...

I learned that if I want to pole-mount my feeder, the pole should be at least 5 1/2 feet.

cdziuba said...

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Sara said...

Place your bird bath in the shade, near trees or shrubs if possible. The shade keeps the water from evaporating quickly and keeps it fresher.

Danetta said...

Today I learned that placing a birdbath in your yard near a feeder may help to attract hummingbirds.
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Danetta said...

I'm a Google follower
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Danetta said...

I blogged about this giveaway
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i learned this on the site:

Over 1 million birds to view during their 24-hour days in the month of June. Birds include:

Horned Puffin
Eiders
Emperor Goose
Yellow-Billed Loon
Parakeet, and
Many Shorebirds


interesting!! Thanks,
lauren

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marelsa said...

never knew hummers liked birdbaths I have seen them fly through the sprinkler but never in a bath, they should love this one very
flattering to hummers

theflyingacc said...

This is the exact bird bath I picked out from everything on the site the very first day I saw the magnigicent pink bird feeder contest #1>> the birds here have been insane over the bird bath since I moved it and put vines over it!!!I never saw humming birds perch before! They would love this bird bath even more, it is larger than mine> Again bless you for this contest and all the things we are learning>>XXX

Lou Cinda said...

Love this bird bath!! I'm already a folllower!!

Lou Cinda :)

Nelsby said...

I learned that you your bird bath in the shade, near trees or shrubs if possible. The shade keeps the water from evaporating quickly and keeps it fresher.
Thanks!
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Erica said...

Wow I am so lucky i just found this site i look forward to reading it.

whitechocolatecherries said...

I learned that those things that I've always wondered about around birdfeeders were called baffles. I just always called them domes!

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Danielle said...

I learned you can try to deter birds from colliding with or attacking your windows by Breaking up the reflection with stickers or plastic wrap.
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comfrey cottages said...

it was so cool to learn about grackles letting ants climb them to eat any parasites on the bird. really cool! thanks for hosting this giveaway! i will be blogging about it and giving you a link soon! big herbal hugs and thanks!

Kacy said...

I found some bird watching hot spots!

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cstironkat said...

I learned that birds must keep their feathers clean to be able to fly properly.

Anonymous said...

Mary T. at zttmm1314{at}yahoo{dot}{com} learned, at the Birdfeeder site, that they offer expert advice on Bird Watching, Bird Feeders, and Bird Protection. I like the idea of having expert opinions right at hand for when I have a question or two.

peg42 said...

Our biggest problem is squirrels getting into our bird feeders. I learned that "If you are hanging the feeder off a line, make sure the length of line is at least 8' long with the feeder suspended at least four feet above the ground or snow."
This is such a wonderful site!
Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Mary T. at zttmm1314{at}yahoo{dot}{com} subscribed to your emails, and thank you!

peg42 said...

I'm a subscriber.

peg42 said...

I'm a follower.

dawns41 said...

I really think that Birdfeeder is gorgeous.
We get a lot of American Goldfinches on our property and I learned this about them:Found in most areas of North America except the American Southwest, the American Goldfinch has an amazing, daring courtship ritual as the male circles the female in midflight.

During the summer months, male American goldfinches are bright yellow and then olive during the winter. Female American goldfinches are dull yellow-brown year-round, though brighter during the summer.

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Anonymous said...

Place your bird bath in the shade, near trees or shrubs if possible. The shade keeps the water from evaporating quickly and keeps it fresher.
traymona[at]aol.com

1agordon said...

i learned they have a wealth of information on every bird imaginable

sphinx63 said...

I learned that Black-Oil sunflower seed attracts cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and jays - just to name a few.

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CrazyDaisy said...

Hummingbirds have been revered in artwork since ancient times.

Theresa said...

I learned that "Birds wet from bathing don't fly well, so they're more vulnerable to predators. Shrubbery nearby gives them a safe place to hide while they preen and dry off."

mudrunnersmom said...

I had never thought about ants invading my hummingbird feeder - I'll have to take steps to make sure the ants don't get into the nectar.ha

jw1966 said...

Anna’s are known for consuming more insects than the typical hummingbird. Sadly enough, bees and wasps may become impaled on the bill of an Anna's Hummingbird, causing the bird to starve to death...thats so sad :(

js22 said...

I learned 'Another method for attracting birds is through the inclusion of bird baths and bird houses in your yard. These products may attract birds that do not eat at feeders, otherwise you may not see them in your yard at all!
'

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I learned that Hummingbirds must keep their feathers clean in order to be able to fly properly. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

I have learned that bird baths should be kept in the shade-near trees or bushes! This is sooo gorgeous!!!

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Courtney said...

i learned that bird feeders must stay in the shade which is crazy because i have always put mine in the sun. This is good to know.

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Paula said...

I learned that hummingbirds migrate to our area from Mid-March to Mid-April.

janejett said...

nice table
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lmurley2000 said...

humming birds are tropical birds. thanks

Kerri said...

Yes, I do think it's a gorgeous birdbath! Sure would love to have it in my garden :)
I read about landscaping to attract birds to your yard. Birdfeeders.com is a great site. It's been an interesting week of giveaways. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Some great places to watch birds.

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Anonymous said...

I learned that Hummingbirds are small and are members of the Trochilidae family of birds. And they can hover mid-air.

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe via email.

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blabla3269 said...

my husband just got into birds and this bird bath would go nice in his little bird garden

spitfyr323 said...

I learned that the Northern Cardinal "is often found in close proximity to houses where bird feeders are present."

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spitfyr323 said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber!

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Nancy said...

I learned that Anna's Hummingbirds eat more insects than other types of hummingbirds!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

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catriona_sweeps said...

I was completely unaware of the variety of hummingbirds.

catriona_sweeps said...

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Jefftexas said...

I learned that Nasturtium are edible and spicy! Thank you for the chance to win, jefftexas(at)suddenlink.net

Jefftexas said...

I signed up through feedburner jefftexas(at)suddenlink.net

Jefftexas said...

I tweeted about this contest http://twitter.com/pointclickwin

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Pam said...

I learned that bird baths should be placed in the shade to prevent evaporation and to keep the water fresher.

Thanks so much!
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Pam said...

I'm a follower.

Thanks so much!
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Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE TIFFANY HUMMINGBIRD BATH.

I NEVER REALIZE THE LARGE PLASTIC FLOWERS ON THE HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS WERE THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAYBE BLOCKING A DOMINANT HUMMINGBIRD'S VIEW OF OTHER BIRDS FEEDING.

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clarissa said...

i never knew there was more than one type of oriole

Anonymous said...

I've been wondering what kind of birds have been hanging around our house. I learned that they are Baltimore Orioles. They are beautiful birds :)
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llinda29 said...

An area of dense plants or shrubs that birds can use for nesting is ideal for helping birds make a shelter.

Dree said...

Keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh seed is very important to the health of visiting birds.

valerie2350 said...

Hummingbirds are small in size and are members of the Trochilidae family of birds. These tiny birds are truly amazing - they have the ability to hover in mid-air, thanks to their up to 80 wing-flaps per second!

valerie2350 said...

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jbeckett said...

I learned that mourning doves are found throughout North America from southern areas of Canada southward through the United States and into Mexico and even further south into Central America.

Debbie Welchert said...

I learned that Ruby-throated hummingbirds do not travel in flocks. dwelchert@yahoo.com

makeetis said...

I learned that The Song Sparrow is found throughout North America. Although the male and female Song Sparrows in a region look alike, its looks differ from region to region varying in both coloring and size. I also learned that it is a very beautiful bird.
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pamcallahan said...

I learned that a method for attracting birds is through the inclusion of bird baths and bird houses in your yard. These products may attract birds that do not eat at feeders, otherwise you may not see them in your yard at all!

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joan said...

Plants that hold their fruit throughout the winter are an even greater benefit in the colder months.
how to landscape to attract birds

scarlette10 said...

Each year, sometimes as early as January, hummingbirds (specifically the Ruby-throated species*) embark on a journey that requires a great deal of their time and energy. They begin their return voyage sometimes as early as mid-July. This journey, also known as migration, is part of the hummingbird lifecycle and necessary for their survival.

Valerie said...

I have learned so much on birds here and it is so interesting to learn about them. I love the hummingbird best of all. I just sit and drink my coffee and wath them at my feeder and can't believe how they can flutter those wings that fast. I do not have a bird bath and this one is awesome. Thanks for a chance to win one.

Anonymous said...

ruby-throated humming birds do not fly in flocks

sibabe64 said...

I learned that bird baths should be placed in the shade
I always thought they should be kept in the sun

Marci said...

I subscribe. We have a ton of birds here now. They have cut so much down that we've lost so many birds. I have to fill the three feeders every other day (One is a squirrel feeder, we raised a squirrel and he lives in the backyard now). Kinda sad to see so many birds now desperate for food. :(

Marci said...

I learned you are suppose to clean the bird feeder every few weeks. Haven't done that.

Sharon Harmon said...

I learned that to create your own bird haven, you will want to start with the three essentials: food, water and shelter. Thank you for the contest!
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clynsg said...

I learned that they have a section which lists good birdwatching sites for the entire US.

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clynsg said...

Blog follower

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CathyH said...

The cowbird lays her eggs in other birds nest..so she doesn't have to care for them!

CathyH said...

i follow your blog

naturegirl said...

I learned about some birdwatching locations. I was interested to see all the squirrel proof feeders that they have, along with the other feeders and supplies. I had never heard of this site before, and I have added it to my favorites.

I love the graphics and sound effects on your site!

Anonymous said...

They tell you all the good birdwatching sites in the USA.

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Anonymous said...

ok

abbygirl said...

Learned so much about hummingbirds through this site. Also about placement of feeders to deter "acrobatic" squirrels. I have a perfect place in the shade for this beautiful birdbath. I would love to have this.

bboyle said...

I learned that the hummingbirds have come and gone in my area.

aajacques said...

I learned that birds use a bird bath to keep their wings clean so they can fly.

Beautiful birdbath!

Deborah said...

We had a nest of four baby robins over our front door this spring, so I was pleased to learn that an American Robin can live up to 14 years of age - so in theory, those babies will be around for a long, long time. asthenight at gmail dot com

Bob said...

I didn't learn this on the site, but in real life: black bears like to eat birdseed. The thistle seed feeders I put out on my deck for finches were visited one night by our neighborhood bear, who tore them from their poles, broke them open, and devoured them.

lisa said...

Bird baths should be placed in the shade to prevent the water from evaporating too quickly. msmith@yahoo.com

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nfmgirl said...

I learned that if I win this birdbath I should keep it in the shade and near shrubbery.

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mogrill said...

Hummingbirds have been portrayed in artwork since ancient times. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

smdrm said...

I learned that there are more than 17 subspecies of the Hairy Woodpecker, living at many different elevations and habitat areas, although most prefer a wooded area or place where trees are abundant.

amy mayer said...

I learned that birds must keep their feathers clean to be able to fly properly.--interesting!(comment by bajjmayer@aol.com)

Anonymous said...

Never ever heard of a Oriole feeder before, your never to old to learn...What a beautiful bird.

Sunnyvale said...

bird baths should be places in the shade

katscorner said...

I learned what kind of birds would be in my area and how to get them to come to my yard. I just love to watch them since I have MS and its hard to get out to watch and listen to them is a great comfort

fun said...

fun.mom.cheratgmaildotcom
My Son really enjoys watching the wildlife around our house so we made a bird house yesterday and, in fact, just got back from the store with some bird food. A lovely bird bath would be great addition to our yard also!

From the site, I learned:

A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.



Birds must keep their feathers clean to be able to fly properly. The best bird baths have a shallow basin with a slight slope so the birds can wade into the water.

Place your bird bath in the shade, near trees or shrubs if possible. The shade keeps the water from evaporating quickly and keeps it fresher.

Birds wet from bathing don't fly well, so they're more vulnerable to predators. Shrubbery nearby gives them a safe place to hide while they preen and dry off.

Mia J. said...

I learned that in St. Lawrence Island Alaska you can see 1 million birds during the 24 hour days in June.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful birdbath. I hope I win. I've never seen a nicer one! Charlotte
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idahodad7 said...

I learned that birds have to keep their wings clean in order to fly.

jking513 said...

I learned that more than 20 species of birds migrate through my area in a year.

Lauren L said...

I learned I can prevent ants from getting to my feeders with their Ant Guard...it keeps away ants AND it's safe for birds and humans.

Colengal said...

I learned that The Common Grackle lets ants crawl up its body, most likely to eat any parasites that are clinging to its body.

SunnyView said...

I learned that one of the dangers that birds encounter is windows which appear invisible to birds in flight. Thanks for the giveaway!

SunnyView said...

I subscribed via email (sunnyview99 at gmail dot com)!

deebee said...

Very pretty bird bath.

singermagic1 said...

I learned that Birds must keep their feathers clean to be able to fly properly.

nfmgirl said...

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TXsunlover said...

I learned that growing vines up your house or garden is a good option for providing birds with a shelter area.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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TXsunlover said...

I subscribe!
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Katrina said...

I really like the bird watching 101 section

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djgroz said...

Feeders should be places in the shade so the nectar doesn't spoil.
Thanks for the chance to win a prize

lsfish said...

Black-Oil Sunflower seeds attract cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and jays.

lsfish said...

I am a follower

idahomom said...

Birds have to keep their wings clean in order to be able to fly.

KDTX said...

It;s the perfect thing to entice tranquility into my space.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I learned birds cant fly well when their feathers are wet.

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comfrey cottages said...

email subscriber also! :)

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Anonymous said...

A little bit of Hummingbird Wisdom: When the tropic region became overcrowded with hummers, making food and shelter supplies slim, these little explorers decided to journey north to take advantage of the abundant preserves of insects and flowering plant life.

Brenda said...

I learned a lot about hummingbirds!

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I learned that although the average life span of the Blue Jay in the wild is about 7 years, there have been some Blue Jays who have lived up to 17 years! I have tons of Blue Jays around my house and they are one of my absolute favorite birds.

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Mary said...

The Black Oil Sunflower seed is a bird favorite.
Thanks!

Mary said...

I'm a follower (google).
Thanks!

LittleEagle said...

I learned that a clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.

denyse said...

Birds must keep their feathers clean to be able to fly properly. The best bird baths have a shallow basin with a slight slope so the birds can wade into the water.

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barbara said...

I learned that Birds wet from bathing don't fly well, so they're more vulnerable to predators. Shrubbery nearby gives them a safe place to hide while they preen and dry off.
My birds obviously haven't read this. They sit on the bird bath and wait to dry off.

barbara said...

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LOVEIS said...

I just love bird baths

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

I learned that for bird watching...
"Most important, first spot the bird without the binoculars and then, while keeping your head perfectly still and your eyes on the bird, carefully raise your binoculars and look through the lenses."

ret2win said...

This is gorgeous and puts my old peeling birdbath to shame. I have several cardinal families who live in my yard and this would be great for them.

Kimberly said...

I learned that pole feeders should be 5.5 feet tall. I have mine at a pathetic 3is feet so that they are easier to fill. No wonder they get scavanged.

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Anonymous said...

That is the most beautiful bird bath I've ever seen. It would most certainly look fabulous in my Las Vegas yard. I would like to win it.
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marthajane said...

I learned that birds need to keep their feathers clean in order to fly, but they can't fly with them wet, so you need to place the birdbath someplace close to a bush or vine so they have someplace to dry off!

ehhogan said...

Here's a bird bath tip from birdfeeders.com

Bird Baths


A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.


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Kathy said...

I really didn't know where hummingbirds wintered but I learned it was in Central America. Thanks for the great contest.

Tina12312 said...

This is so sad, I learned that bees and wasps may become impaled on the bill of an Anna's Hummingbird, causing the bird to starve to death.
They have a lot of information on their site. Thank you for the giveaway, the bird bath is lovely.

furygirl3132 said...

I learned that a squirrel baffle is a clear, colored dome that helps stop squirrels from reaching your bird feeders because it is sloped and slick and the squirrels have nothing to cling to and they will slide right off. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway, this bird bath is truly beautiful!

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chela said...

Black-Oil sunflower seed attracts all kind of birds.

ShesAnAngel said...

I learned that hummingbirds migrate, I swear I didn't know that lol!

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Sam said...

I learned on birdfeeders.com all about the migrations of hummingbirds!! I have always loved hummingbirds, and have wondered why it is I have no luck getting them. Hopefully I will be able to read up more about it on this website to have greater chances of getting some wonderful hummers!! I would love to enter the contest as well for the bird bath. I love bird baths, and I just moved into a new house so I don't have one yet. Thanks!!

Sam said...

I would like to have a second entry as well because I subscribe to your website via feedburner, and it now shows up on my google homepage. Thanks so much for all your help!!

mmentor said...

sounds great

medwards576 said...

I learned that the Ruby-Throated hummingbird species spends the winter in Mexico or as far south as Central America.

Jayfr said...

I learned about their product Ant Guard that stops ants from eating from a hummingbird feeder.

Sweeter the berry said...

I discovered black oil sunflower seed attracts cardinals and more.

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