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Re: feeding birds all year


My folks live in Bear Creek (how ironic) and they have told me that the
bears are starting to become a problem. The commonwealth may have to
increase the hunting season like they did for deer this past year.
(that's in NE Pennsy for those not familiar

w/ the area, it's fairly remote)

don't have that trouble in Texas thank God!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Maria Olshin <marolsh@ptd.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 29 Jan 2003 08:46:58 -0500

>I used to feed birds all year, but last spring a bear took down my feeder
>and I was advised to put it up only from November to March. And the great
>state of Pennsylvania is planning to fine people who feed bears, even
>inadvertently, after a warning. The bear population in PA is growing, and
>consequently the number of bear-human interactions is increasing. Some of
>the newcomers think it's fun to feed the bears, and the deer, and the Canada
>Geese, etc. etc. etc.
>
>Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds are here from around Memorial Day until Labor
>Day, although some transients pass through earlier and later.
>
>Maria
>NE PA, zone 5b
>
>> From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
>> mtalt@hort.net
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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
>> some
>>> 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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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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