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POSTED: October 9, 2012 9:00 a.m.
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Author Diana Churchill gives a presentation on birds at a recent meeting of the Richmond Hill Lions Club.

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The Richmond Hill Lions Club learned all about area birds during its meeting Sept. 27 at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

Diana Churchill, author of “Birds Eye View, Savannah & Low Country,” presented a slide show of the birds seen in the area.

She explained the necessary food, housing and water needed for the different birds and ways to get them to visit yards. With humming birds, she said, it is important to keep their feeders up year round because some hummers now winter in the area when it’s not too cold.

Some of the birds shown in the slides were Carolina chickadee, house finches, purple finches, blue birds, red-winged woodpecker, blue jays, white-breasted and brown-headed nuthatches, brown-headed cow birds, hummingbirds and many others.

Churchill also stressed the importance of not using pesticides in yards because it kills the birds and their young. She also gave ways to protect the feeders from squirrels and raccoons.

The Richmond Hill Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month in the Wetlands Education Center in the park.

 

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