Eggshells You Say?

 

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Song Sparrow (top) & Dark-eyed Junco by R. Snyder – sprinkling egg shells – by W. Snyder

Yes, eggshells – a tasty calcium treat for your feathered friends; especially important in nesting season but enjoyed year round by a variety of birds.

Just wash the shells well in hot soapy water and let air dry.  Break them up in small pieces and sprinkle in  a safe place (on bushes,tree branches, retaining walls, stumps) where the birds can chow down without the worry of being ambushed by a cat.

To learn more ways to help out the birds in your neighbourhood, join us on one of our monthly bird walks. Just  email birds@scec.ca to get on a contact list.