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Impeccable Birdfeeding: How to Discourage Scuffling, Hull-Dropping, Seed-Throwing, Unmentionable Nuisances, and Vulgar Chatter at Your Birdfeeder

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This is a guide to feeding birds without causing mess or nuisance, offering tips on mess-free nuts, seeds and other foods, feeders which encourage neat dining, and customizing feeders to curb messy, noisy behaviour. It also has strategies for attracting the best birds while discouraging the vulgar.
Paperback, 166 pages
Published December 31st 1992 by Chicago Review Press (first published September 1992)
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Molly
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This guy is an old grump who is bothered by birds making a mess of his feeders and yard. I personally believe that bird feeders are inherently messy and that you can still have a pleasant looking yard and garden with bird feeders in it. I'm enjoying the species-specific feeder preferences, and I'm interested in his ideas on how to encourage some birds and discourage others, but I'm trying not to let his grumpiness rub off on me. He did make me strongly consider keeping an aquarium full of live m ...more
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Dec 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I checked out a slew of books on birdfeeding from the library and this was the most appealing. Tells how you can enjoy birds but minimize the mess by feeding in a way that attracts one bird at a time and attracts the desirable (read 'neat') species.
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