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Hand-Feeding Backyard Birds: A Step-By-Step Guide epub

by Hugh Wiberg


Hand-Feeding Backyard Birds: A Step-By-Step Guide epub

ISBN: 1580171818

ISBN13: 978-1580171816

Author: Hugh Wiberg

Category: Science

Subcategory: Biological Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (September 1999)

Pages: 145 pages

ePUB book: 1381 kb

FB2 book: 1126 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 230

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A new book on "Hand-Feeding Backyard Birds" by Hugh Wiberg has come to my attention. The book is packed with excellent photographs of wild birds coming to the hand. - Inquirer & Mirror, Nantucket, MA 11/3/99.

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Storey Books (September, 1999)

Storey Books (September, 1999). Dimensions in inches:. From the Back Cover Have backyard birds eating from the palm of your hand! "I remember the first time I watched a Black-capped Chickadee fly down from a tree and perch on someone's hand," writes author and bird lover Hugh Wiberg. Although this happened more than 20 years ago, it was a special moment that will stay with me forever. Before long, Wiberg was enticing birds to his own hand,.

Written by an expert on wild birds, Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds serves as a regional identification guide to. .Hand-Feeding Chickadees. Rate it . You Rated it .

Written by an expert on wild birds, Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds serves as a regional identification guide to over. The Complete Birdhouse Book.

HandFeeding Birds by Hugh Wiberg . Jan Mahnken, author of The Backyard Bird-Lover's Guide, has written for Country Journal, Farmstead, Countryside, and New England Farm Journal. She lives in western Massachusetts and has loved birds since the age of thirteen. Hugh Wiberg is a freelance writer on birding and gardening topics. A retired marketing manager, Wiberg is president of the New England Giant Pumpkin Growers Association and the author of Backyard Vegetable Gardening for the Beginner. He lives in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Hand Feeding Backyard Birds : A Step-by-Step Guide. I enjoyed the photography and the author's anecdotes about his own experiences feeding birds. The book offers practical information and put together with a little patience on my part, I was able to get some chickadees into my hand within 2 1/2 weeks. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago.

Hand-Feeding Chickadees. Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Hand-feeding wild birds don't have to be difficult to learn or take a long time. The first time I hand fed a bird I was working directly with the Wiberg method, which uses a little progress each weekend during the winter. Here is a conversation with Jeff Jones from BirdOculars about hand-feeding birds. It took me about a month before my first chickadee landed and took a seed. I just didn’t believe it had to take that long and I was correct.

Begin this step by making small hole at the pip area (or closest . Imbalanced feeds, elevated levels of mycotoxins, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Begin this step by making small hole at the pip area (or closest to where you hear him chirp) ONLY IN THE AIR CELL AREA!!! TYPICALLY his beak is towards the LOWER DIP IN THE AIR CELL as shown below. so you can see that the little beak is free of the inner membrane. Imbalanced feeds, elevated levels of mycotoxins, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Lower than recommended temperatures in the last stage of incubation. I had Malpositioned chick, thanks to you and your guide it has now hatched and living well with its sibling's and Mum. Pekin Bantam, Aug 16, 2015.

Anyone can learn to feed wild birds from his or her hand! Wilberg reveals the best foods, weather conditions, and time of year and day to hand-feed birds.
I recently ordered this book and was inspired to try it for myself. I enjoyed the photography and the author's anecdotes about his own experiences feeding birds. The book offers practical information and put together with a little patience on my part, I was able to get some chickadees into my hand within 2 1/2 weeks.
Nice book
This is certainly going to make for an interesting additional hobby and activity for me during the coming winter months! I am so grateful that I found this wonderful, and in ways, strange little book. I say strange because to my knowledge, it is the only one dealing exclusively with hand feeding birds, an activity not practiced by all that many people at this time. (Although I predict that this is something that could quite well catch on).

The author has taken us through a step by step process which takes the reader through the process of gaining the trust of wild birds to the extent they will eat right out of your hand. He discusses methods that have been successful for him and methods which have been successful for others. The different species of birds which are most apt to be trusting enough to do this are discussed in detail. I was gratified to find that chickadees and white-breasted nut hatches led the list as I have quite a year round gathering at my place.

I am actually, unbeknown to myself, quite far along in the process as my little flocks here already quite trust me and will set just a couple of feet from me when I fill the feeders, which is on a daily basis. I feed during all twelve months of the year.

In addition to the training methods outlined in this work, the author has filled his pages with little delights; stories of single birds he has befriended, life cycles of the various species he works with and some of the best bird behavioral notes I have ever read written by an amateur ornithologist. This is delightful stuff her folks. The book includes around 80 very well done color photographs of the author in action and devotes an entire chapter as to photography methods for filming birds while feeding from your hand.

The text is straight forward and actually quite poetic at times while still giving you the detailed information you need.

The last time I attempted to hand feed a wild critter was last year when I attempted it with a couple of feral cats that where hanging around my barn. I almost lost a hand over that little venture; ended up with some pretty good injuries and taking the rabies shots along with enough antibiotics to kill every organism in my body. I am a trusting soul, and am willing to take the author's assurance that I am in little danger along those lines if I stick to birds.

For something which seems like a neat thing to do during wintery days, I do very much recommend this work. If you love birds, enjoy brisk cold days and have a goodly amount of patience, then this quite possible would be something you would be interested in.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
I just ordered this book for a friend who has recently gotten into feeding the birds in her yard. Informative approach. I read the book years ago. Author takes forever, like weeks, to actually hand feed these birds. After reading the book I let my feeders go empty, took a lawn chair out in the yard, sat very still with handfuls of seed, and within minutes had chickadee and titmice and finches landing in my hand eating seeds. It is a nice book. But you can accomplish the end result quicker than the author does.
It is my pleasure to be the first to write a customer review for this book. It has the literary weight and feel of a guide more than a book. At 129 pages, it is also decidedly short, especially when much of the space is filled with the photos. On the other hand (sic), it would be curmudgeonly to withhold a strong recommendation. The bird photography is absolutely exquisite, and would merit six stars for admiration if the rating system permitted it. This charming little book is also fairly priced. The author's style of writing is witty and engaging. I personally cannot think of another book with such a handsome cover as this one. The overall presentation is elegant and tasteful, and the judicious use of sunlight and shadow adds to the distinction of the photos. For a casual or serious bird-lover, this book would make an outstanding gift. Most strongly recommended.
There are some things that make you just stop and stare in amazement. Seeing someone in the middle of a park calmly hand-feeding chickadees is one of those things. Chickadees aren't tame - they fly away from feeders when you approach! And yet, ANYBODY can learn how to hand-feed these and other birds.
If you're interested, definitely grab this book. It has gorgeous photos, and simple, step-by-step instructions. It tells you when to try this for best results, how go to about it, which sorts of birds respond best, how they tend to act, what they like to eat, and much, much more.
Definitely a great gift for any birder, and once your birder (or you!) learns the technique, it'll be a present that lasts them a lifetime!
If you are looking for a book that will teach you how to hand-feed back yard birds and if you would enjoy poignant anecdotes about birds that have come to the author's hand to feed year after year, you will love this book!
The photographs are gorgeous, the text is clear, organized and interesting, and you can't help love the gentle, friendly, kind man who writes about his love of birds and hand-feeding them.
Another good point about this book is ...it works! I followed Hugh Wiberg's suggestions and with patience and practise, won the trust of a dear little nuthatch. He comes to my hand every time I go the park.
The book, Hand-feeding Backyard Birds, started me on this hobby and taught me how to be successful. It is a wonderful book!
This is a necessary book if you desire to handfeed wild birds.It is extremely hard to find this book,anywhere.Inside is a step by step guide to handfeeding your backyard birds,it is very useful and in a way, somewhat easy to do by following this book.This was one of the books I have looked most forward too in a long time,and I'm glad I now have it.If handfeeding your wild backyard birds is one of your things to do, I highly recommend this book as almost a necessity.