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Awesome Winter Bird Feeding Tips

To attract a great number of species to your feeders in winter have a number of different kinds of feeders available. The feeders you should use in the winter have three characteristics in common.

Placement – Feeders should be placed in sheltered locations, out of severe winds. Placing them close to hedges or bush piles to protect them from predators.

Cover -To prevent dispensing trays from being buried during a snowfall or storm, a wide cover should be placed over feeding ports and perches. Fly – through platform feeders are a good design for winter feeding.

Capacity – Large capacity feeders are good for winter feeding because they do not need refilled as often, but be sure the seed is protected from moisture so it does not grow mold before it is consumed.

Foods For Winter Feeding
Most birds thrive on seeds in the winter months being that insects and fruits are harder to find naturally. Foods that are good for winter feeding have a high fat or oil content, which will provide abundant energy for winter survival. Some winter foods include:
• Black-oil sunflower seed
• Hulled peanuts
• Suet mixes with seed or fruit
• Peanut Butter
• White millet seed

Consider which bird species will visit your backyard and know what food they prefer when choosing seed for winter feeding to avoid excess wasted seed. Some Common Winter Birds
• House Finch
• House Sparrow
• Tufted Titmice
• American Goldfinch
• Downy Woodpecker
• Black-capped Chickadees
• Northern Cardinals
• Juncos
• American Robins

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