Q. Should I stop feeding birds with warmer weather?

That is really up to you. Most of my customers do cut back on feeding during July, August & September. There are birds around and they will visit your feeders year round but due to territoriality, birds like cardinal & chickadees will not tolerate rivals within their boundaries which may include your feeders. My favorite part of summer feeding is watching the adults bringing in their young and passing seeds to them. If you want or need to cut back, a typical scenario is to cut back on your ground and large feeders but continue with your finch and peanut feeders. Remember goldfinches typically do not nest until July so you will have large flocks at your feeders through mid July.

 

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