Time to get bird-feeding stations set up – mycouriertribune.com


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Updated: November 7, 2022 @ 4:11 pm
As fall transitions into winter, natural foods become harder to find, even more so with a hot dry growing season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. For this reason, the MDC suggests setting up a bird feeder.

As fall transitions into winter, natural foods become harder to find, even more so with a hot dry growing season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. For this reason, the MDC suggests setting up a bird feeder.
Now that fall is in full swing and the daylight is getting shorter, watching birds at feeders can brighten days. As fall transitions into winter, natural foods become harder to find, even more so with a hot dry growing season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. For this reason, the MDC suggests setting up a bird feeder.
“When you set up a bird feeding station you may notice more birds flocking to your station, especially when ice or snow covers the ground and temperatures fall,” states a MDC release.
Some birds, such as tufted titmice and chickadees, are finicky eaters, whereas mourning doves and white-throated sparrows will eat about any type of seed. Many people start with black-oil sunflower seeds and add other seeds to draw in more species.
“Your bird-feeding stations may be as simple as seeds placed on the ground, a wooden platform feeder, or as complicated as a feeder accessible only to birds of certain weights to keep squirrels away. A plain wooden platform can be erected as a simple feeding station. Different birds have different feeding habits. Some songbirds prefer to feed directly on the ground while others will feed either on the ground or on a platform feeder,” states the release.
When setting up a feeding station, the MDC suggests finding a location where you can see the feeders from inside your house. This location also needs to be in a place where the birds can see approaching predators and away from windows where vegetation or the sky is reflected.
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