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January/February 2010

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Species Profile: Winter Wren
"Hollywood" Finches
Gulf Oil Spill Rundown
Early Winter 2010

The Backyard Birds Newsletter

The Lone Song Sparrow
Red-shouldered Hawk
Winter Reading
January/February 2010

Bird Watcher's Digest Magazine

Species Profile: Winter Wren
"Hollywood" Finches
Gulf Oil Spill Rundown
Early Winter 2010

The Backyard Birds Newsletter

The Lone Song Sparrow
Red-shouldered Hawk
Winter Reading
January/February 2010

Bird Watcher's Digest Magazine

Species Profile: Winter Wren
"Hollywood" Finches
Gulf Oil Spill Rundown
Early Winter 2010

The Backyard Birds Newsletter

The Lone Song Sparrow
Red-shouldered Hawk
Winter Reading

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Digiscoping With a D-SLR

Digiscoping with a D-SLR

Clay Taylor explains how the real fun in digiscoping comes with using a digital single-lens reflex camera.

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Bird Feeding: Peanut Butter Suet

Digiscoping with a D-SLR

High in fat and protein, this concoction is the ideal offering for birds like Carolina wrens and bluebirds, insect-eaters that sometimes don't survive ice storms and deep snow.

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Water All Winter: Bird Bath Heater

Gulf Oil Spill Rundown

Read about one BWD contributor's inexpensive method of keeping a bird bath ice-free during cold winter weather.

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