If your fine
feathered friends begin to look a little tattered, don't be concerned. Most of
our feeder birds molt once a year, usually beginning in late summer after all
the breeding is finished. Molting is a gradual process of losing feathers and
replacing them with strong new ones a few at a time. The feathers normally fall
out symmetrically on either side of the body, a few at a time.
Summer Feeding Good
With a little planning it is possible to attract summer birds to your feeding
station using a variety of seeds, fruit, nectar and meal worms. Your handouts
won't disrupt their natural feeding patterns and you'll be uniquely entertained.
Bird sounds are a lovely respite from a cacophony of artificial noises that clog
our busy days.