Do you feed your backyard birds?

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Do you feed your backyard birds?

Rossie Rossie
It's freezing outside, and there are not many food source available for the backyard birds, I feed shelled raw sunflower seeds to the ones that visit my backyard year round. Those little things can gobble up 6 lbs of seeds per week! Do you feed your backyard birds also?
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I feed my backyard birds year round.
Shellz31 , Howells , GenderSexplorations , Ghost , poetprincess , Beck , Kaltir , Art & Sensation , ellejay , Sunshineamine , Errant Venture , EvilHomer , ToyTimeTim , Theaadrian , MrWishyWashy , IdyllWyld , Fun with Dick & Jane , CoffeeCup , Vaginas , Rod Ronald , Loriandhubby
21
I feed my backyard birds during the cooler months.
T&A1987 , ToyGurl , Art & Sensation , mlmac , TameTemptress , MidnightStorm , tortilla
7
I never feed birds.
toxie m , Gunsmoke , slynch , JJhay , wetone123 , LavenderSkies , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Lummox , Adriana Ravenlust , zeb , Love Perpetua , Kdlips , cheetahpita , Secret Pleasure , Ex-prude , Passion plum , Allstars316 , Geogeo
18
I feed birds and other critters.
switzerland , WierdAl , GenderSexplorations , Ghost , Peggi , Pink Jewel , dv8 , ToyTimeTim , geliebt , SexyRayne , MidnightStorm , EdenUser , Loriandhubby , DomonCoshu
14
I don't feed birds, because the seeds attract other unwanted critters to my backyard!
Miss Morphine , Diabolical Kitty , Mike Honcho , emilia , ily , Lioncub , padmeamidala , BlooJay , edeneve
9
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zeebot , Art & Sensation , Kitka , stlouisxxx , mpfm , Ash1141 , ilbelsole , calliope , Jul!a , Valentinka , misskat , SparklyGlitter , curious kitten , gsfanatic , ViVix , llellsee , cicispizzaisyummy , PropertyOfPotter
18
Total votes: 87 (80 voters)
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11/20/2011
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switzerland switzerland
we throw stale bread out into the backyard - birds and squirrels love it
11/20/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
We have a family of magpies who feed on our compost all year round. They let us get fairly close to them and will bring their newly flying babies down to show us.
11/20/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by switzerland
we throw stale bread out into the backyard - birds and squirrels love it
Do you only do that in winter? If I leave stale bread in my backyard during summer, there'll probably be more ants than birds!
11/20/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Birds and squirrels we try to feed. But it's not at the top of the priority list so if we forget, we don't really worry about it.
11/20/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
We have a family of magpies who feed on our compost all year round. They let us get fairly close to them and will bring their newly flying babies down to show us.
That's so adorable! We don't have any magpies, we have a lot of juncos, sparrows, chickadees, common ground doves, red-shafted flickers, towhees, and one very noisy bluebird. There's always a squirrel that's trying to snatch all the seeds, and I have to let my dog chase it away.
11/20/2011
Ghost Ghost
I put a bird feeder outside my window so my cat would be entertained. I always keep a good mix of seeds in it (not the crap with 75% corn) including finch seeds. I feed the squirrel too, because my cat likes him.
11/21/2011
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
It's freezing outside, and there are not many food source available for the backyard birds, I feed shelled raw sunflower seeds to the ones that visit my backyard year round. Those little things can gobble up 6 lbs of seeds per week! Do you ...
we tear up the bread ends and feed them with those..
11/21/2011
zeebot zeebot
If I had a backyard I'd feed the birds
Sometimes I feed the ducks at the park. But not the geese, b/c geese are jerks.
11/21/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
My father-in-law is a huge bird feeder - but my wife hates birds! As a kid my mom would throw stale bread out for the birds - but I follow my wife's wishes here - no feeding the birds.
11/21/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
I put a bird feeder outside my window so my cat would be entertained. I always keep a good mix of seeds in it (not the crap with 75% corn) including finch seeds. I feed the squirrel too, because my cat likes him.
Your cat likes the squirrel, or WANTS the squirrel?
11/21/2011
Beck Beck
Damn should of voted for and other critters too. We feed the squirrels and birds, since we live in the city we really do not want to feed much of anything else or we will have a skunk or possum living under the house and we do not want that. We did see that a raccoon the other night, they are so freaking cute.
11/21/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
We always have feeders out for the birds and squirrels
11/21/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
My family always feeds the backyard birds in the cool months when it's hard for them to find food. So now that I'm grown, I do the same.
11/21/2011
allybee allybee
no!!!
11/21/2011
Art & Sensation Art & Sensation
We often used to put up those nets with lots of different seeds for birds up in the tree in the backyard, but even since the tree was cut down we sort of stopped doing it.

We've been feeding the regional cats though, LOL.
11/21/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Art & Sensation
We often used to put up those nets with lots of different seeds for birds up in the tree in the backyard, but even since the tree was cut down we sort of stopped doing it.

We've been feeding the regional cats though, LOL.
I just scatter sunflower seeds on my concrete patio, the birds finish them up before returning to their nests late in the afternoon. I don't even have to cleanup after them, because I only buy seeds that were shelled.
11/21/2011
JJhay JJhay
I would love to feed the little birdies in my back yard but I never buy any seeds or anything. Maybe I should start
11/21/2011
Clandestine Clandestine
I love watching the birds. Perhaps I should buy some feed for them. There are starlings and juncos and they're all quite cute.
11/21/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
No we have other critters around.
11/21/2011
wetone123 wetone123
The birds crap all over my patio, grill, table and chairs! So, no I don't feed them! I have nothing against them except for their crapping everywhere. So gross and unsanitary
11/21/2011
Kitka Kitka
If we had a backyard, perhaps I would feed the birds.
11/21/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
I feed the birds all the time. And the squirels and turkey and raccoons and anything else that decides to eat the seed.
11/21/2011
stlouisxxx stlouisxxx
We feed the hummingbirds and have just found out that near the Puget Sound there are hummers that do not migrate south for the winter.
11/21/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
It's freezing outside, and there are not many food source available for the backyard birds, I feed shelled raw sunflower seeds to the ones that visit my backyard year round. Those little things can gobble up 6 lbs of seeds per week! Do you ...
No, they find their own food!
11/22/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Yes, we've several birdtables, feeders and bird-home things.
11/22/2011
mpfm mpfm
I feed them once in a while, but dh doesn't like the birds to be attracted to our yard due to all the crap that comes with it.
11/22/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by wetone123
The birds crap all over my patio, grill, table and chairs! So, no I don't feed them! I have nothing against them except for their crapping everywhere. So gross and unsanitary
Lucky for me my birds like to perch on tree branches when they poop, and the droppings land on the mulch, so it's not too much of a mess.
11/22/2011
Mike Honcho Mike Honcho
I remember making bird feeder's in middle school out of fat and seeds. I think that was the last time I fed the birds.
11/26/2011
zeb zeb
nope
11/26/2011
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