Written by Tom Shank
Bird feeding throughout the winter months provides endless opportunities to view our feathered fraternity. I have two feeding stations, along with a suet cake positioned in close proximity to our rear picture window.
My seed of choice is the black-oil sunflower seed. Sometimes I mix thistle seed into it to provide a mixture, but from my experience, black-oil is at the top of the menu choice for my backyard birds. They love it, and will consume it at a rapid pace.
I feed throughout the year. My feeders provide a constant food source for birds during the heat of summer and throughout the harsh winter.
Feeding really kicks in to high gear during the winter months, and my feeders require filling twice a day. It can get expensive purchasing 50 pounds of black-oil sunflower, but the rewards of seeing nature's beauty of feathered colors makes it extremely worthwhile.
My backyard visitors mainly consist of chickadees, tufted titmouse, cardinals, juncos, nuthatches, mourning doves and the downy woodpecker. They are my main target for feeding, with sparrows and grackles also making their stops.
My feeding efforts also have produced a frequent visitor that has adapted to every preventive measure I have put into affect to hamper his plundering thefts at the feeders.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 15:48
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