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Stroudsburg, PA, United States
My main native bird garden is young and covered in almost two feet of snow drifts so I will go with the next best thing – my balcony feeders. What makes them so special? They are in a location that outdoor cats cannot get to since they are two stories up with no access to the ground. I have various branches attached to the poles so that the birds have somewhere to wait their turn. Most importantly, in the winter, I set my old Christmas tree up under the feeders so that the feeder birds have protection against weather and birds or prey. A Sharp-shinned Hawk visited me a couple of days ago and Juncos hid from her in the tree. Eventually, the tree will end up in one of my brush piles.
Week 14: Bird-friendly Yards
My winter feeding stations include branches for the birds to perch on and my old Christmas tree for extra protection against the weather elements and predators.
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