tufted titmouse eating birdseed

Now is the time to plan ahead for the bird seed supply needed for a full season of feathery entertainment, and, to help, the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) is holding its annual bird seed sale. A well stocked bird feeder is sure to bring a bevy of boisterous songbirds to provide stunning beauty during bleak winter days.

PWA is offering several varieties, ranging from Black Oil Sunflower seeds at $32.00 per 40-lb bag, Thistle Seed at $11.00 for a 5-lb bag, to 11 oz of suet for only $2.00 (prices include sales tax). Virtually all the year-round songbirds in Maine eat sunflower seeds, including chickadees, nuthatches, tufted titmouse, mourning doves, and bluejays. Thistle seed, also known as Niger seed, is eagerly consumed by all the small finches, pine siskins, and redpolls. Suet provides a high-fat, high-energy source of food to help birds make it through the long winter nights.

Order forms may be obtained by contacting the PWA office at 563-2196,, or stopping in weekdays at 15 Courtyard Street in Damariscotta (entry at side of Salt Bay Café). Order forms also can be downloaded from the PWA web site. The order deadline is Thursday, October 1, and the pickup day is Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Lincoln County Publishing, which is on Mills Rd in Newcastle next to the post office. PWA thanks Lincoln County Publishing for their support, and volunteers Steve and Jo Laurich for spearheading this fundraiser.

100% of the proceeds from this sale will benefit the Pemaquid Watershed Association, which is a volunteer-based, membership-supported non-profit organization that has been conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula since 1966.

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