Tuesday March 08 2011

Squirrels and Winter Buds
If I feed birds at a backyard feeder, will they become dependent and suffer if my feeder isn't refilled?

Feeders only supplement natural foods, so most species will not suffer if feeders go empty. Songbirds forage for food in a variety of places, and when one source runs out, they move to another.

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Squirrels feed heavily on tree flower buds as they swell in late winter.

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