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Re: feeding birds all year

I haven't noticed less feeding in summer, just a slightly different
crew at the feeders;-)  You're lucky to have hummers all year - how
neat!  Mine leave sometime in September and come back in late April. 

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Theresa- yahoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> Thanks Marge- the info you provided here is the same as I have been
> operating on for some time.  I feed seed eaters all year, they eat
> noticeably less in mid summer and I take down the thistle feeder at
> point after the goldfinch are gone for the summer.  I also feed my
> hummingbirds all winter also- with a slightly strong sugar
solution- more
> calories per sip for the little guys.  The info I have read
indicates that
> people do not prevent timely migration by feeding any birds- and
for my area
> Anna's hummers are here all winter.

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