[CT Birds] Question

kevindoyle01 kevindoyle01 at charter.net
Mon Aug 25 23:51:10 EDT 2014

I am wondering if anyone can give me some info about feeding birds in the summer.

I have 5 feeders that hold 9 cups of black oiled seeds ( forgot the exact name) that the birds are going through in a 24 hour period.

The birds are ... gold finches, house and purple finches, downy, hairy, red belly woodpeckers, flickers, nuthatches, titmice, chickadees, carolina wrens, catbirds, cardinals and a few others that I can't ID.

These guys appear at sunrise and don't stop feeding till sunset. I would assume there would be ample natural food for them. 

Not to mention a blocks of suet.

Should these guys being fed this much on a near daily basis since they know the seeds are there it's easier than foraging natually?

For the past few days I've stopped filling the feeders and I believe the birds have moved on. Presently there have been doves picking up what's on the ground.

Is stopping not the correct thing to do or should I just cut back and see what happens. 

Thanks for any help or thoughts.

Kevin from New Milford, CT

kevindoyle01 at charter.net

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