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Re: feeding birds all year


My friend across the lake told me he was once sitting on his 2nd floor deck
reading his newspaper when a bear came upstairs to investigate his hummer
feeder. We are told the bears are very shy. I have my doubts.

> From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] feeding birds all year
> 
> A bear????? Oh my! Glad I don't live that close to nature...I have a
> hard enough time with the 'coons...don't trust those little beggars as
> far as I can spit!
> 
> 
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> 
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
> 
> --- On Wed 01/29, Maria Olshin < marolsh@ptd.net > wrote:
> From: Maria Olshin [mailto: marolsh@ptd.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 08:46:58 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] feeding birds all year
> 
> 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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