Some bird-feeding tips

January 05, 1994|By Ann Egerton

* The presence of rats, raccoons and other varmints may make you reappraise your feed choices. Raccoons, for instance, love suet.

* After it snows, sprinkle some seed on the ground so the birds can get to it. A flurry of bird activity around the feeder can be a sign of coming snow.

* Try to put some water out and keep the ice broken in sub-freezing weather. The birds need water just as much as they need food.

* Put animal hair, yarn, straw, loose wool near feeders for birds to use for nest-building this spring.

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