Water sources continues to be important for your birds and other wildlife as winter sets in. Please remember whatever water source you provide needs to be cleaned regularly just like your feeders. Weekly maintenance should occur during to avoid transfer of disease to those who gather to feed and drink. A bleach solution of 1:10, a scrub brush and drying in the sun should take care of it quickly and easily.
Be on the lookout for any 'different' hummingbirds in your yard beginning now and running through March 15th. A small number of western winter hummingbirds call Tennessee home each winter. If you see a different hummingbird at your feeder or one AFTER 1 November, please get a picture and send it to Cyndi Routledge - firstname.lastname@example.org. She is the the winter hummingbird bander and is very interested in hearing about any and all 'winter' hummingbirds.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you encounter a sick bird please report it to the link below. If you encounter an injured bird please contact your nearest rehabber. Please continue weekly maintenaince on your seed feeders. Anytime birds artificially gather together to feed there is always the chance of transmission of disease so cleanliness is essential. If you encounter sick or dead birds here's the link to TWRA at: Sick Birds
That same site should also have the most up-to-date information on bird flu and help guide you to doing what's best for our feathered friends.
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Welcome The Newest Additions To The Eastern Golden Eagle Research Project
Two new Golden Eagles have been trapped in Tennessee. One on Bear Hollow WMA named Bear Hollow and another trapped on Prentice Cooper WMA.
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CRITTER OF THE MONTH
Photo contributed by Holly Nelson
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