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Archives for June, 2011.

Downy Woodpecker

June 30, 2011

For the last couple of days we have had a Downy Woodpecker visiting our back yard hanging feeder. It usually shows up just after sun rise. After many attempts we were able to get a few pictures of the Downy Woodpecker feeding at our feeder. This was no easy task as the slightest noise would…

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American Goldfinch

June 9, 2011

Known to be a bright and cheery song bird the American Goldfinch will delight any back yard bird watcher. The American Goldfinch is commonly seen in weedy fields, backyards,  shrubs and may also be seen along roadsides. During the winter months the American Goldfinch spends a good part of its time among the shrubs. The…

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Indigo Bunting

June 9, 2011

Commonly seen throughout New England from early April until late May then they seem to disappear. For us we are lucky to have a pair that seem to  have made a home somewhere on our property. We see them come to our bird feeders either early in the morning or just before dusk to feed….

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Reducing the Spread of White-Nose Syndrome

June 1, 2011

The following steps can be taken to help reduce the spread of White-nose Syndrome, the most important one is to not to go into caves or mines where known bat populations exist. Second, if you are not sure if bats live in a cave or mine the best alternative is to just  stay out. White-nose Syndrome…

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WNS U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Cave & Mine Closure List

June 1, 2011

With the spread of Bats with White-nose Syndrome and the concerns  that WNS may spread to other bat colonies currently free of WNS bats living in caves the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has posted a web site for cavers. This web site lists both state and federally managed caves currently closed to the public….

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White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Maine Bats

June 1, 2011

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife announced May 24th in a news letter the confirmation of White-nose Syndrome in the state of Maine. Maine until this year  appeared to be outside the circle of WNS but this spring in a survey conducted by MDIF & W biologist at two sites, signs of WNS were…

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Bat Houses For Sale

June 1, 2011

P&S Country Crafts offers a variety of bat houses for sale. Our designs are BCI Certified so you can be assured they are functional and eco-friendly. Why Buy A Bat House? From years of unwarranted human fear and persecution, and now White-Nose Syndrome bats are in an alarming decline. And now with people going green…

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