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Old 08-12-2008, 03:50 PM
Hollie Hollie is offline
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During the harsh winter months, the ground freezes over making it difficult for wild birds to eat the worms from the soil. Berries and other foliage have fallen in the Autumn so laying out some seed in your garden helps to keep them full at this time.

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Old 03-22-2009, 10:09 AM
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Default Keep the food available

I know that I put out food over the winter to help feed the birds and other wildlife -- the winters can be long and with a lot of snow, it's often hard for the wildlife to find enough food to stay warm and healthy.

Once you start feeding though, remember that they will become dependent on you for food - just like a house pet, remember to keep food available throughout the season. I even save my veggie scraps and put those out so the birds and other wildlife (like the deer and bunnies, skunks, you name it) have some fresh vegetable matter over the winter.

What kind of animals do you have at your house?
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:49 AM
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I fed birds one winter in Washington. It was such a respite from the gloom to see them having such a great time with their treats.

But they eat a lot!

Hummingbirds are greedy too. I couldn't keep up. Now I just make sure to have hummer-friendly flowers in the garden. Much cheaper and it's organic!

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Old 06-05-2009, 12:52 PM
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I pretty much only see wrens and robins. I do occasionally hear a woodpecker, but never see it.

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Old 06-08-2009, 04:55 PM
Judy at Shady Grove Judy at Shady Grove is offline
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Default Toss out some food . . .

I'm sure that if you started putting out some food (variety of seeds and suet) that you would be surprized at all the different birds that would find your feeders (not to mention squirrels and chipmunks). I have had to pull out the bird book on some as I have had no clue what some are.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:00 PM
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Before I moved, I had a variety of birds in my backyard from pileated woodpeckers to wild turkeys. The lot was wooded and provided a lot of shelter. At my new home, I have black squirrels along with brown ones. The bird feeders are put up, so I'm looking forward to seeing what types of birds will come along.

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