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BestNest.com Newsletter
November 30, 2010

The BestNest.com Newsletter offers fascinating content on backyard wildlife and outdoor activities as well as information on new products and specials. We will never sell your email address, and you can stop receiving our email newsletter at any time.

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • New at the Nest
  • Sales & Specials
  • Clearance
  • Identifying Birds
New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve you. In an effort to better meet your needs, BestNest aggressively adds new products to the website. Some of the new and exciting products that we've added are shown below. Be sure to check out our New Items department regularly.





AcuRite Thermometer with Humidity Gauge
CIC-00339
Reg: †$6.99
Now: $5.49
Free Shipping Over $75






AcuRite Rotating Suction Cup Window Thermometer
CIC-00603A1
Reg: †$12.99
Now: $10.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Chaney Fleur De Lis Wall Clock, Antique Black, 16" dia.
CIC-13179
Reg: †$39.99
Now: $32.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Chaney Oval Wood Wall Clock, Cherry, 11.5"H
CIC-46038
Reg: †$29.99
Now: $21.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Chaney Wireless Weather Forecaster with Atomic Clock
CIC-75077
Reg: †$54.99
Now: $44.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Pondmaster Cover-Care Automatic Pool Cover Pump, 360 gph
PON-02530
Reg: †$249.99
Now: $199.99
Free Shipping






Pondmaster Mainstream Utility Sump Pump, 6MSP, 1400 gph
PON-02585
Reg: †$149.99
Now: $109.99
Free Shipping






Pondmaster High-Head Waterfall Pump, 1400 gph
PON-20350
Reg: †$269.99
Now: $234.99
Free Shipping






Pondmaster High-Head Waterfall Pump, 6600 gph
PON-20365
Reg: †$389.99
Now: $329.99
Free Shipping


Sales & Specials
We've decided to run a special on a handful of products. Act now on the following "Hot Buys" because the special ends on Monday, December 6th. Be sure to check out all of our exciting specials by visiting the Hot Buys department regularly.





Wing & A Prayer Plantation Bird House, Hammered Copper Roof
AWP-PLNTHSE-H
Reg: †$234.99
Sale:$179.99 thru 12/6
Free Shipping






AcuRite Galileo Thermometer, 17.5"
CIC-00746
Reg: †$27.99
Sale:$20.99 thru 12/6
Free Shipping Over $75






Coveside Wood Duck House
COV-10110
Reg: †$69.99
Sale:$59.99 thru 12/6
Free Shipping Over $75






Gardman Rose Garden Arch
GAR-R350
Reg: †$52.99
Sale:$42.99 thru 12/6
Free Shipping Over $75






Heath Le Grande Gazebo Bird Feeder
HMC-696
Reg: †$109.99
Sale:$89.99 thru 12/6
Free Shipping






Home Bazaar Novelty Cottage Bird House
HOB-6102
Reg: †$64.99
Sale:$47.99 thru 12/6
Free Shipping Over $75






Heartwood Songbird Suite, Olive Green
HW-078B
Reg: †$169.99
Sale:$139.99 thru 12/6
Free Shipping






Panacea Baker's Rack Plant Stand, Bronze, 75"H
PAP-89197
Reg: †$289.99
Sale:$209.99 thru 12/6
Free Shipping





Perky Pet Tall Tulip Garden Lantern Bird Feeder, Green
PP-366G
Reg: †$32.99
Sale:$24.99 thru 12/6
Free Shipping Over $75


Clearance
A few of our deeply discounted items appear below. These items feature exceptional savings and value but are not all of our sale items. More discounted items may be found in their corresponding departments. Be sure to check out some of our other exciting deals by visiting the Clearance department regularly.




Audubon Bird of Paradise Lantern Bird Feeder
AUD-NABPLANT
Reg: †$59.99
Sale:$37.99
Free Shipping Over $75





BirdBrain Giant Stained Glass Wind Flapper, Blue Jay
BIR-5123
Reg: †$119.99
Sale:$74.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Bonide Brush Killer BK-32, RTU, 1 gal
BOP-334
Reg: †$23.99
Sale:$16.49
Free Shipping Over $75





Cal Pump Three Tier Fleur De Lis Fountain Head
CAP-FT2
Reg: †$9.99
Sale:$6.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Cal Pump Mini EggLites w/ Transformer, White LED, 2-pack
CAP-LCE2-W
Reg: †$54.99
Sale:$29.99
Free Shipping Over $75





CobraCo Basic Leaf Corner Deck Planter, Black
COB-CPBL-B
Reg: †$13.99
Sale:$8.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Gardman Rustic Rattan Hanging Basket with Holes, 14" dia.
GAR-R297
Reg: †$18.99
Sale:$9.99
Free Shipping Over $75





La Crosse Wireless Forecast Station
LCT-WS-7025U
Reg: †$64.99
Sale:$42.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Artificial Bubbler Rock, Small, Fieldstone
REU-BR-420-10
Reg: †$229.99
Sale:$159.99
Free Shipping


Identifying Birds
While the end of the year ushers in cooler weather, you may begin to focus on warm, indoor activities. However, the winter is a fantastic time to start practicing your bird identification skills. With fewer leaves obscuring view and fewer congregating places for birds, the winter offers great chances to identify your birds. Learn some of the mechanics of watching and identifying them, and delight in bird watching as a hobby.

For beginners, find an area where birds tend to gather. This will allow you see more birds in less time and get a lot more practice. You may wish to create a congregating area by placing a bird bath, feeder, or roosts in your outdoor space. If you donít have an outdoor space of your own, you can even use a window feeder or house, so you can watch them from the comfort of your home. For a change of scenery, visit a nature preserve or bird sanctuary regularly to start honing your skills. Once you begin observing the characteristics of birds, you can easily transition into identifying them.

Most bird watchers will need to carry a bird identification guide to get them started or use as a reference tool. Become familiar with the different bird groups such as wrens, chickadees, sparrows, woodpeckers, grosbeaks, etc.; as identification books typically will categorize birds by family. Some facets to note are the bird's behaviors and activities, such as diet, location, courtship, calls, and nesting. These can all help pinpoint your birdís family or even species. Once you can loosely identify a birdís family, characteristic markings on the head, tail, and wings of the avian will aid in positively identifying it. Always try to remember the most noticeable thing about the bird, which is usually what first drew your attention to it. These characteristics will help you to cross reference the birding guide and positively identify your bird.

An often overlooked part of identifying birds is paying attention to their range. Many birds have similar markings, and one may be confused with another. For example, if you believe you see a cactus wren in your yard, but live north of Kansas, you may want to check the bird again, as these avians live only in the southern part of the country. However, migration routes are also keys to identifying these animals properly. Many birds fly south during the winter, and may be seen in your area for a short time. While not native to your location, they may be a common sight each year during their migration.

Become a better bird watcher by joining a group or even an online bird reporting program. For area-specific birding information, you may wish to join a local ornithological society, or speak to your local wildlife managers. Field guides and journals also offer updated information to cross reference your data and help refine your skills. Many parks, preserves, and even local birding shops offer bird watching courses, and may even have field trips for hands on experience.

Begin a new hobby or practice your existing hobby this winter by learning how to properly identify birds. By noting their family and distinguishing characteristics as well as their range, you can start to easily recognize your feathered friends. BestNest carries a wealth of birding tools such as software, journals, books, and field guides for all your birding needs. Be sure to visit our Wild Birds department for even more avian options. For more personal service, please call one of our customer service representatives toll free at 877-562-1818 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.





Allied Precision Deck Mounted Heated Bird Bath, 20"
API-650
Reg: †$62.99
Now: $59.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Wing & A Prayer Carriage Bird House, Hammered Copper Roof
AWP-CARHSE-H
Reg: †$179.99
Now: $154.99
Free Shipping





The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
BKS-SIB-FGBE
Now: $19.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Brome Squirrel Buster Plus Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
BRM-1024
Reg: †$89.99
Now: $62.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Droll Yankees Jagunda Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder with Auger
DY-JG-A
Reg: †$144.99
Now: $129.99
Free Shipping





Birdsong Identiflyer Scanning Wand with Book
FTB-IW01
Reg: †$109.99
Now: $99.99
Free Shipping






Double Sided Absolute II Bird Feeder w/Pole and Hanger
HF-7536
Reg: †$89.99
Now: $72.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Birds
PET-EBIRDS
Now: $23.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Rubicon Suet Feeder with Tail Prop
RUB-SF100
Reg: †$16.99
Now: $12.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Window Bird Feeding Package
BN-155-KIT
Reg: †$34.97
Now: $29.99
Free Shipping Over $75






BestNest Seasonal Bluebird House
BN-CNBBH
Reg: †$42.99
Sale:$24.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Coveside Panoramic In-House Bird Feeder with Mirrored Back
COV-26500
Reg: †$129.99
Now: $119.99
Free Shipping




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