Redpolls seldom wander as far south as St. Louis, MO. But last week, during a three day, record setting downpour, one of them showed up at our feeders–only until the rain ended.
The worst of this year’s winter weather is over. We hope. But if we get any more ice, freezing rain, snow or cold temperatures, watch your bird feeders, because those conditions often drive nice little surprises your way–especially if you always have a reliable source of water for the birds. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but birds prefer hosts that serve beverages.
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On cold winter days, birds are tiny furnaces that must be stoked. We provide them with seeds, bark butter, nuts, water, and berries. They congregate to gobble it up.
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