On our latest show, storyteller Al Batt explains how he keeps warm in his Minnesota backyard (heading to 29 below today!); Mike O’Connor offers pros and cons about putting up roosting boxes for birds; and Debbie Blicher reports on a new camera that lets people see the way birds do.
Do birds eat more before snowstorms? And a Mystery Bird with a red beret and a black goatee.
King of the Eiders—and are Bluebirds nesting in winter?
We find our Featured Feathered Friend over the bounding Maine; Mass Audubon's Wayne Petersen and John Galluzzo talk about the State of the Birds; and Mike O'Connor helps us figure out if we're overfeeding our bluebirds.
We hear from a bird whose call sounds like water being hosed into a plastic bucket; we get some advice for attracting bluebirds; and we take a "tour" of Talkin' Birds World Headquarters.
Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo co-hosts and we talk about wintering catbirds, Snowy Owls, Harlequin Ducks, and King Eiders. And Mike O'Connor questions a listener's theory about February-nesting bluebirds.
An Alaskan listener reports some cool sightings, John Galluzzo checks in from Nantucket, and Mike O'Connor has some advice for a bluebird lover.
We present our avian version of the Kentucky Derby; recall an old jingle for our Featured Feathered Friend segment; and get some good advice on attracting Bluebirds to your yard.