provide suet and other high-energy foods. You can put peanut butter out, too,
as long as it doesn’t have any artificial ingredients. Anything that provides
energy is good for them, and they will show their appreciation by coming close
to your house, so you enjoy their beautiful colors and sounds throughout the
We asked the
Bird Watcher’s Digest editor about this winter’s visitors from the Arctic
Circle – snowy owls. Dawn says there have been at last 150 sightings of the
majestic owls in Ohio, but none that she's aware of in the Marietta area.
says, we are graced with an abundance of bald eagles this winter.
“We have lots
of eagles! They migrate as far south as they have to in order to find open water, so
there are quite a few of them along the Muskingum River, and the Ohio as well.”
(A longtime WMOA
listener called the station recently to report that he counted 17 eagles in the
vicinity of Devol’s Dam on the Muskingum, five miles upriver from Marietta).
us that bald eagles do not form their distinctive white heads until they are
fully mature at around age five. A number of those around Devol’s Dam and other
fishing spots are the equivalent of teenage eagles.