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Feeding Birds in the Fall

Feeding Birds in the Fall

Many birds start to migrate in mid-August, and the demand for nourishment increases. As fall draws near, both migrant and non-migrant birds will establish their winter feeding territory.

Here are five ways to help birds prepare for cold weather, and to draw birds to your feeders:

· Invest in a few low-height feeding trays and fill them with cracked corn for doves and other ground feeding birds.

· Hummingbirds may visit feeders up to times of hard frosts, so keep their feeders filled.

· Make efforts to ensure fresh water for birds as you move into winter.

· Hang fresh suet, as birds are looking to add on some fat.

· In the fall many birds are growing their flight feathers and need rich foods such as oil-rich sunflower and niger seeds.

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5:25PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Thank You.

11:27AM PDT on May 8, 2013

Thanks for sharing

6:05PM PDT on May 2, 2013

We love to feed the birds and keep the feeders full!
Beautiful Birds!
Thank You

11:04AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013


7:17AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:24AM PST on Mar 7, 2013


4:22AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

I love to feed the birds that visit my garden - planted natives to draw them to my patch.

12:37AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

if you start feeding you have to continue it untill they find something from the nature

3:29PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Good info, thank you.

3:28PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Good info, thank you.

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