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By Susie Schaefer
For the Beacon 

Encouraging birds in your backyard and neighborhood


Last updated 4/23/2020 at 1:56pm

Susie Schaefer

Susie Schaefer: "Now is a good time to get your backyard certified for birds and wildlife."

During this time of staying home and social isolation and distancing, many of us we can see it is now spring.

Flowers are starting to bloom and birds are flying around. Many are singing! Looking and listening for these birds can be a welcoming distraction from the news of the coronavirus pandemic.

It is great to be cheered up by the sight of Anna's hummingbirds sipping from the blossoms of my red flowering current bushes, brightly colored American goldfinches eating sunflower chips at one of my backyard bird feeders, or a black-capped chickadee taking one sunflower seed at a time from the o...

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