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Should You Feed Birds in Summer?

Last Updated on June 19, 2021 by Nancie

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

Some people say you should not feed birds in the summer and yet many people do feed birds year round. So should you feed backyard birds in the summer? How do you decide? Here is how I think about it.

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Do Squirrels Scare Birds Away?

Last Updated on June 9, 2021 by Nancie

American Goldfinch and Female House Sparrow on Squirrel Buster Plus Feeder with Baffle Added
American Goldfinch and House Sparrow on Squirrel Buster Plus Feeder with Baffle

Squirrels not only eat seed from bird feeders, but squirrels also scare birds away. So even if you have a weight-activated “squirrel-proof feeder”, you might still want to baffle it to keep squirrels from jumping on it and frightening birds away.

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Stop Bird Feeder Pole Leaning

Last Updated on May 28, 2021 by Nancie

Red-Bellied Woodpecker and House Finch Eating at Feeder with Leaning Pole

How do you keep bird feeder and birdbath poles straight? In a perfect world, you would simply insert the pole upright into the ground and call it a day. But poles don’t always stay straight. Often feeder poles will begin to lean. Here are a few low-impact ideas for keeping your bird feeder poles straight.

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