Should Bird Feeders Always Be Kept Full?

Bird Feeders
(Bird Feeders)

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.

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Hawks & Flocks: Predators at Bird Feeders

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk Eating a House Finch
(Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk Eating a House Finch)

Sooner or later you will probably see a hawk at your bird feeders. When a hawk hunts at feeders, feeder birds will react. And maybe you will react too! What will birds do? What will you do?

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Maryland Backyard Birds

Northern Cardinal

What birds can you expect to see in a Maryland backyard? While every property is different with its own mix of birds, many are pretty typical. These are the Maryland backyard birds commonly seen in our central Maryland yard.

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