Over the winter I put out sunflower seeds for the birds. The ground feeders often have a hard time finding food in the winter. Feeding them also gives you a better chance of them returning in the spring to raise their families.
That is precisely what happened in my yard this year. The problem I had was the robins and others ran off the bluebirds.
So now, with summer ending soon, I have to decide if I will feed the birds. Maybe miss out on seeing the bluebirds again. Have not made up my mind yet.
Photo ©CarolDM2018 taken through my patio doors of my deck.
Do you feed the birds during the winter?