Spring and Summertime is a great time to feed birds. You may see different birds at your feeders during summer than you do during winter. And many, such as finches and warblers, may sport their vibrant spring and summer plumage spreading color throughout your yard.
For much of North
America summertime is a great time to see hummingbirds and other
nectar-eating birds. Hummingbirds are frequent feeder visitors because
they eat nearly half their weight in nectar every day!
also be in for a treat when woodpeckers, bluebirds, and other nesting
birds bring their babies to your feeders to teach them how to eat at the
feeder. The young fledglings put on such a show!
supplement their diet up to 10 to 20 percent at feeders. The U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service office of Bird Management states: "If you enjoy
feeding the birds, there is no reason to stop feeding the birds in the
summer. You can do it year round. Feeding the birds in the summer will
not make them lazy or too dependent."
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientists state; " Keep the restaurant open year round and offer a variety of seeds and suet."
Talk with our Certified Bird Feeding Specialists at Wild Birds Unlimited about the many ways you can enjoy feeding the birds in summer and all year long.