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Bird Watcher News    May 21st, 2020
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
We have lots of patriotic items to make the most of your holiday weekend. Red, white and blue wind chimes, solar lanterns, doormat inserts, birdhouses and much more!
Indoor/outdoor pillows are always festive, and most of ours are proudly made in the USA!
Bird houses and garden flags are an easy way to decorate your porch, patio or garden.
We are offering all current and former military members
20% off your total purchase through Monday (excluding Brome and Cuckoo Clocks) in gratitude for your service to our country. Just mention the discount at checkout.

Memorial Day hours are 10am - 5pm
Hi, BirdWatchers!
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So many of you have just gotten into bird watching since staying at home due to COVID-19. Welcome! We are glad you've joined us. We love sharing our passion for birds and nature, and are always happy to answer your questions or give advice on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, by email or at the stores, so feel free to contact us. There are no "stupid" questions. ~Karen and Julia
American Goldfinch - Spring male
Where are all my Goldfinches? 
After the population builds in April, and they molt into their bright yellow breeding plumage, most of our American Goldfinches head North for the breeding season. Some do stay, as we are in the very Southern part of their breeding range, but we don't get the huge numbers in the Summer and Fall. If your Finch Feeders are not being used, just mix your leftover Niger Seed in with your regular seed.
Where are all my hummingbirds?
This is almost always followed by the statement, "Last year I had dozens of hummingbirds!" We tend to correlate active times at our feeders with warmer weather. But, if you log numbers on a calendar, you'll notice that it is typically slow at our hummingbird feeders during May and June. Adult males are guarding territories and females are busy building nests and raising young. They don't move around much. Mid-July through early September is always the busiest time at hummingbird feeders. Young birds will come off their nests then, and both young and adult birds will feed heavily to fatten up for migration. For now, just be sure to keep your feeders clean and filled with fresh nectar for occasional visitors.
I found a baby bird. What do I do?
The chart below is very helpful. Most of the time, young birds do not need our help. Just make sure they are safely out of harm's way (kids, dogs, cats, cars, fire ants, etc.) Birds have a poor sense of smell, so you can gently touch them to move if necessary. AWARE, R&R Wildlife Rehabilitation and HawkTalk are all valuable resources when needed, but are pretty full when we last checked.
Kennesaw * Roswell * Buford * Marietta * Canton