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The Jardin de L'Oiseau Bleu is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with the company VIVARA.
It is an honor and a pride for us to collaborate with the leading European supplier of food for birds and garden animals as well as the surrounding flora.. A big thank you to Medhi (service marketing) for the trust he has placed in us.
VIVARA offers a wide range of products designed to meet the real needs of birds and wildlife in a healthy way and is therefore an essential player in the preservation of the animals that are close to us.. To do this, they use the highest quality ingredients and materials.
This partnership is for us the opportunity to present the range of VIVARA products to you., in situ, through permanent direct.
By connecting to this page you will be able to find all the live, participate in contests allowing you to win prizes from the VIVARA range and obtain discount coupons for your future orders.
CODE PROMO VIVARA !
We are happy to be able to offer you – 15% valid on the entire French and Belgian VIVARA site (except binoculars and observation tents). Code reserved only for our subscribers (sent when subscribing).
Our cameras ?
If you want to know all about the cameras we use to film in our nest boxes…
Scalable according to the size of the nest box, 3, 6 or 9 LED. Daytime system with automatic start-up depending on the intensity of daylight. Power supply 12 v parallel to the camera + Fastening system.
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Can artificial light be used, type LED, in a nest box to improve the quality of the images filmed by the cameras?
Daylight is not a problem for most birds. But be careful, under no circumstances should the light be left on at night. (I stalled so that they are extinguished soon enough before the installation of the birds for the night). Conversely, studies have shown that turning on lights at night has a negative impact on the reproductive cycle of birds.
How many birdhouses can I install in my land ?
Do not place nest boxes too close to each other, because the risk is that the birds will end up without enough food during the feeding phase of the young. The rule to observe is only two nest boxes for 1000 m2 (minimum 25 m of spacing between two nest boxes). It is possible to deviate slightly from this rule by installing nesting boxes for several different species.
When can I clean my birdhouse after using it??
There is no rush because some birds can reuse the same nest box for a second brood (like tits). Clean it in the fall, taking certain precautions as indicated here https://lejardindeloiseaubleu.blogspot.com/2019/05/les-etapes-du-nettoyage-dun-nichoir.html
Should we continue to feed the birds during the summer months ?
Yes, To be a support throughout the year in the face of the lack of food and in particular insects whose population is experiencing a significant decline due to pesticides. To make life easier for parent birds. During the nesting period, young parents, (like great tits), sometimes do more than 500 back and forth to the nest box to bring back caterpillars or larvae to feed the young. By allowing them breaks on the feeders with a healthy and adapted diet, the parents are allowed to be satisfied and to be in good shape until the departure of the juveniles.
Never, this forces the bird to feed on the feeder. Birds are opportunists : they eat what nature offers them. When a tree has no more berries because all the birds have eaten them … they simply change trees. Birds are always free to come or not on the feeders. In addition, birds have an instinct that pushes them to feed on fresh and living food adapted to the needs of the moment and to what nature gives them, they will always prefer nature to the supplementary foods that we offer them outside of winter.
If our help in winter has become important, she can remain a support outside this period. The United States and Great Britain have a long-standing habit, to feed the birds all year round and the birds did not become obese, neither dependent.
Recent studies show that since 1989, the number of insects and therefore the main source of food for birds has decreased by 76%. Insect loss is, Moreover, higher in summer -82 % compared to 1889 . The main reason for this is industrial agriculture due to the shortage of animal and plant friendly areas, widespread application of environmental toxins such as pesticides and over-fertilization. These are some of the reasons many wild bird species are in decline . In addition, due to the rearing of young birds, the energy needs of birds in summer are higher than in winter. Well-known ornithologists therefore say that feeding is necessary all year round and even more important in summer than in winter..
Sadly, there is still often the misconception that wild birds should only be fed in winter and that year-round feeding harms birds. Europe's largest wild bird protection organization, «RSPB», has been expressly advocating for a year-round diet for many years. German Association for the Protection of Animals, MAP, the WWF are in favor of feeding wild birds all year round.
What is the pool equipment ?
* The pool is equipped with a water reserve of 80 L. * A pump of 4000 l/h (estimated setting 2500 l/h) ensures the mixing. * Filtration is achieved through open cell mechanical foam filtration, then the water is treated on a UV lamp before being raised in the upper part (jacuzzi). * In winter, a heating resistor maintains a temperature > 3°C * The bathing areas have a variable height between 2 and 5 cm to give confidence to the birds . * The place where the water is reinjected into the pond, “the hot tub”, is very popular for swimming.
What is the cylinder to the left of the feeder made of? ?
It is peanut butter in which different seeds are incorporated, it is a popular dish for birds.
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What factors cause variations in hatch date ?
Among the clues that tits use to decide when to lay their eggs, we can, among other things, cite the temperature, day length, rainfall.
How does temperature play a role in egg laying dates? ?
Temperature directly influences tree phenology, i.e. their seasonal rhythms, and thus the phenology of the caterpillars – the main food resource of the chicks. Chickadees must adapt their laying date so that the hatching of chicks coincides with the peak of insect abundance.
Do the parents give water to the chicks? ?
The chicks do not know how to swallow water and the risk is that it ends up in their lungs. So if you have to raise birds that have fallen from the nest, never give water by pipette, young birds will quench their thirst on the food provided only.
Why birds peck the entrance to the nest box as if they want to enlarge it?
There are many interpretations, but in no case, tits only try to enlarge the hole. Pecking around the entrance hole seems to be part of the chickadees' courtship, but it also serves to show other birds that the nest box is already spotted or occupied. The male spots several places, then he invites the female there and it is she who chooses and validates the place. When the bird stings around the hole, he is making noise, and it also allows him to share his pride in having found a shelter. The language of birds has not yet been completely deciphered by ornithologists.
Should we equip our nesting boxes with a perch ?
When we study the approach of the birds we can see that they land directly at the edge of the flight hole, if a perch is added, the bird has to contort itself to enter the nest box. A perch is therefore totally unnecessary ! It's even dangerous, because it could become the ideal place for predators looking to enter the nest box to devour the young !
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