How to Choose A Birding Bag

My Coolpix p900 & Mountainsmith Drift Lumbar Pack
My Coolpix p900 & Mountainsmith Drift Lumbar Pack

When you go out birding, you often have quite a bit of gear to bring with you. Finding the perfect birding bag to hold it all can take a little time and research. While Jim and I each have special padded camera bags and backpacks that we use to transport our cameras, binoculars and other related gear on longer vacation trips, for a single day out birding, we use day bags.

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My Favorite Birdbath: Studio-M Birdbath Art Pole

Studio-M "Butterfly Haven" Birdbath Artpole
Studio-M “Butterfly Haven” Birdbath Artpole

I currently have six birdbaths in my yard. Two are DIY, one is really a (sometimes) heated pet bowl, another is an old tiny decorative metal birdbath and one hangs off my front porch rail. But this one, a Studio-M Birdbath Art Pole, is my favorite and is popular with the birds too. Here’s why.

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Squirrel Buster Classic Bird Feeder Review

American Goldfinches on Squirrel Buster Classic Feeder
American Goldfinches on Squirrel Buster Classic Feeder

I’ve bought several bird feeders in the past several months. One of the more interesting is the Squirrel Buster Classic. I’d seen this feeder in stores before but always thought that its sister, the Squirrel Buster Plus, was a newer, better, bigger feeder and so never gave this one much thought. But this spring I took another look at it and have been using one in my yard for over a month. I’ve found that I really like it and so do the birds! Here is my review of this feeder.

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