Filling Feeders: Should you keep your bird feeder full at all times? Or should you only add seed when it is completely empty? I’ve been experimenting a bit with this and my conclusion is that how full you should keep your feeder depends on feeder type and sometimes weather. You can also somewhat control the feeder area’s bird density by adjusting seed availability among several feeders.
According to the National Audubon Society, birdseed may be more expensive this winter. The drought that has hit the US West and Great Plains this year is reportedly heavily impacting seed crops and birdseed prices are expected to rise. If they do, what can we bird watchers do? Here are a few strategies to cope with rising birdseed prices.