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The bird food you offer will determine the winter company you get

Backyard birding can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, perhaps especially so during the winter months. Whether you actively engage in creation or improvement of backyard habitat or just provide feeders stocked with favored birdfood items, a number of opportunistic birds can visit your yard on a daily basis. If you're consistent with your bird-feeding efforts, local resident birds will have your yard on the list of their daily rounds. Migrant winter resident birds soon learn from the “locals” where they can find a meal, water and/or shelter, and those that survive until next winter most often return to the same sites where they sojourned the previous year.

Pets

Kisses from your dog can spread disease

It seems harmless enough. You get nose to nose with your dog and talk to it as it laps at your mouth and cheeks with its tongue, or you come home from work and bring your lips to your dog’s in a greeting to say hello.

Videos

Zoo animals get a Halloween surprise

Trick or treat! These zoo animals are eager to get the treats inside these pumpkins.
Zoo animals get a Halloween surprise 2:15

Zoo animals get a Halloween surprise

Five-week-old Giant Panda cub trying to roll over 0:59

Five-week-old Giant Panda cub trying to roll over

Ginger the dog gets a snow ball at Pelican's SnoBalls 0:49

Ginger the dog gets a snow ball at Pelican's SnoBalls

VIDEO: Puppy recovers after being shot 18 times 0:42

VIDEO: Puppy recovers after being shot 18 times