[CT Birds] They're Coming!!

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 21:54:08 EDT 2016

I should have mentioned that I do microwave them, although only until the
insides boil, about 45 seconds.  I particularly like the fact the Bluejays
get them as I think they may take other birds eggs for the calcium and the
eggshells may cut down on that.  They may have a greater need for calcium
than other birds, but I have absolutely no science to back this up.  They
are the prime customers for my eggshells though.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com

On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 7:31 AM, Sue Lavallee <suelavallee at charter.net>

> HI Kathy,
> Thanks for sharing the hbird map!  The earliest I've ever seen one in my
> Canterbury yard is April 15th, although I put my 5 feeders out a week
> before
> that just in case.
> I put eggshells in my compost pile for the calcium that they contain but
> more often than not, Blue Jays make off with them. If you do put eggshells
> out for the birds or in your compost pile, please be sure to sterilize them
> first. Unsterilized egg shells may contain harmful Salmonella bacteria.  I
> put them on a plate in the microwave for 2 minutes just to cook any
> leftover
> egg whites.
> Best!
> Sue
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> Another note, put out those eggshells.  Mine are going like hotcakes!
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
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