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The Season Survivors

2019-02-12T12:25:18-06:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

This winters season has been quite a knockout! From torrential down pours in the west to snow and ice in the east – everyone has been up against some fierce competition dodging the elements. So, how are our feathered friends doing? Tim Kiladze of Forbes.com just announced America’s Top 10 Worst Weather Cities this year [...]

Preparing for Spring Bird Feeding

2019-02-12T12:23:48-06:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

  As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, some familiar faces will begin appearing in your yard. Migrating birds such as hummingbirds, sparrows, swallows, martins and larks will be returning soon, and it’s time to prepare your garden and yard for your feathered friends. Make sure your feeders are clean: Use a [...]

Prep Your Pad for Fall Feathered Friends

2019-02-12T12:24:07-06:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Fall migration is a great time for birders. We tend to see more birds mainly because birds born in spring and summer are now heading south with all the other birds. Migration is also a time for us bird watchers to notice varieties we normally do not see. Because of the hurricane season, these strong [...]

Wild Bird Etiquette

2019-02-12T12:24:21-06:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Birds have behaviors just as we do, but if you’ve ever observed them “behaving” you know that some of their actions are just baffling! Bathing in the Dust Have you ever witnessed a bird “bathing” in dust? Believe it or not, birds will often do this to either reduce moisture, align feather barbs (a series [...]

Attracting Hummingbirds

2019-02-12T12:24:39-06:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Would you like to attract hummingbirds to your yard or garden?  Hummingbirds are attracted to flowers, shrubs, vines and trees.  Below is a list of  flowers, shrubs, vines, and trees that hummingbirds are attracted to. Note: none of these need to be red in color, although the color red is attractive to hummingbirds. If in [...]

Lactating & Pregnant Mares

2012-02-29T02:25:50-06:00February 29th, 2012|McGregor News|

Broodmares have specific nutritional requirements that differ from other classes of horses. There are differences both in the amount of feed mares need and the nutrient concentration needed in that feed. Throughout the year the broodmare goes through three different phases, each with a different nutritional demand. She is either in early gestation, late gestation [...]