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A bird bottle brush like this can be bought for a couple bucks at a pet store or big box store. If you lengthen the handle with stiff wire it can be used to clean the inside of a finch feeder, reaching the bottom. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Amateur's Guide: Tales of an albino deer are ex-sighting

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With the frequent moisture we've been having this summer, it's easy to build up mold in your bird feeders, which can be toxic to our feathered friends.

So a good rainy day chore is to bring them indoors, dump the seed and scrub them all down.

Real birders have a recipe for a water to Clorox mixture but since we're amateurs and we ignore them even for cooking, here's a common sense approach.

Put a small glug of Clorox in a sink full of water.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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