Have you ever heard someone call pigeons; “rats with wings”? Truth is, Pigeon is a French word that derives from the Latin pipio, for a “peeping” chick. Only a few birds have been associated with humans so closely as the common city pigeon. It has been domesticated and taken around the world, raised for food, trained for homing, racing, and carrying messages, and used in research. Originally native … Continue reading Just the Facts: Pigeons
Let’s paint the picture: You are on your back porch, looking at your post-mounted bird feeder. What you expect to see is a variety of birds happily grazing. But in reality, you just see a squirrel feasting on, to him, what feels like an endless buffet. Now begins the hunt for a way to keep the pests at bay. And we know the myths; funnels, … Continue reading How to keep unwanted animals off bird feeders.
Stainless Steel Bird Spikes Nixalite Bird Spikes are the highest quality and most successful bird barrier spikes on the market. Nixalite invented and patented the world’s first bird spike in the Fifties. Today we offer 8 different bird spike models to meet all budgets, infestation levels and bird types including sparrows, pigeons and seagulls. All our stainless steel bird spike models are proudly made in the … Continue reading Bird Spikes & Bird Spike Accessories
AKA: Mud Swallows. Close relatives: Purple Martin, Cliff Swallow, Tree Swallow Scientific Classification: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Passeriformes, Hirundinidae; Hirundo; H. rustica. Bird Size & Markings: Adult Barn Swallows are about 7” long, stand 4” high and have a 13” wingspan. They weigh less than 1 ounce. Males have metallic blue back, wings, and tail with rufous to tawny underside. The blue crown and face is … Continue reading Just the Facts: Barn Swallows