Feeders help birds in winter

A parade of birds flitted to my backyard feeders on a recent snowy day, nabbing a bit of suet or a black sunflower seed before darting back to the safety of nearby trees.

Although birds might be able to dig through snow to reach food, they have little success with ice. “That’s really when bird feeders are likely to play a big role.”

In central Ohio, the birds most likely to visit include blue jays, cardinals, goldfinches, house finches, chickadees, mourning doves, nuthatches, titmice and downy woodpeckers. Feeding on the ground might be dark-eyed juncos and tree sparrows.

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