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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Helping Birds in Snowstorms

Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinches on Stokes Select™ Thistle Tube Feeder

Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker, male

From yesterday's snowstorm got about 12 inches here, the biggest of the season. We have a full service restaurant as Juncos, a large goldfinch flock (50 plus), Downy Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, chickadees, cardinals and many more enjoy the Stokes Select™ feeders. So nice to feed the birds and see them close and know this helps them in weather like this. We feed lots of high energy food, such as suet and hulled sunflower which gives the birds the calories they need to keep warm. We sprinkle mixed seed on the covered deck to help the ground feeding birds like Juncos since their main food, seeds in the wild, would be covered by the snow.

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