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I am an amateur photographer and nature lover. Most of my photographs are taken right here at home. I love rearing lepidoptera & gardening
SukanyaDatta you get some really nice birds, and I'm glad that your feeding the birds has made a difference. Yes it is very satisfying, humbling and relaxing.
This is the first year I am experiencing a decline in sparrows. I didn't realize this was happening, but this winter I see it. I have not seen one White-throated sparrow this winter, which I usually see many of.
Thank you. SukanyaDatta, I try to keep food out all year long, but especially in the winter. Instead of using suet, I use chunky peanut butter and most of the birds love it, particularly the woodpeckers. I throw black oiled sunflower seeds and cracked corn in and around the forsythia bushes and the cardinals and juncos prefer that because they feel more protected. We have quite a few hawks here.