Feeding the Birds...Should you continue now that fall is approaching.

Reblogger Rita Fong
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590

I know we have lots of bird lovers in our area, and even though we don't have severe cold weather here, it is still a good idea to re-think putting up the bird feeder before it is too late for some birds to go even further south for warmth and food.  My Active Rain friend Bill has a good post just about that.  Thanks, Bill.

Original content by William Feela 20398180

Here is something to think about.  Fall is fast approaching and many of us clean up our bird feeders.   Some of us have never stopped feeding the birds at all.  But, what about the birds that migrate?

Hummingbirds are one of the most delicate migrating birds.   They require a lot of food each and everyday.   Keeping out nectar for them to eat keeps them around for the free and easy meal.  But, as it turns cold...should we keep feeding. 

Per the Department of Natural Resouces wildlife division, NO.  If food is still around, the birds hang around longer than they should.  Then when they decide to go south, very little food is available and many will starve before they get far enough south to find the next meal.  So, pulling in the feeders here real soon is a must.

There are many birds that make the trek south that will hang around if the food is there.  It is up to us to make sure we offer food fro the year round residents so that the summer birds don't get caught with no way to find enough food to make it south.

If you are unsure as to what types of foods are good to keep out, there are many bird clubs around that can help with this, or contact the DNR.  They will be happy to help.

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Rita, I have to admit that I have never thought about this but do stop filling the feeders before the frost hits. We usually get our first frost around the last week of October or first week in November.

Sep 16, 2010 04:01 PM #1
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Rita Fong
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 - Marion, AR
Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale

Wanda, I am glad Bill thought of it and posted it.  Sometimes when we think we are doing something good, it may bring a negative result.

Sep 16, 2010 04:43 PM #2
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Jenny Kotulak
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Hi Rita, thanks for the reblog.  I wish people around here would stop feeding the Canada Geese.  They don't even bother to fly south anymore and I can't stand the mess they leave in our parks.  Please take them.

Sep 17, 2010 04:44 AM #3
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Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale

Judy, haha.  I usually see "our" geese fly to the deeper south in November.  We have so many black birds in the fall it is just like the movie "Birds", they can cover a big field in no time. 

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