Feeders help birds in winter

Cory Olsen | Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press

A parade of birds flitted to the author’s backyard bird 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.

Cardinals, finches, nuthatches – even a woodpecker or two – scored a snack as his two indoor cats sat rapt at the windows, their tails twitching hopefully.

The birds seemed exceptionally active during the first snowfall of the season – a flurry that is not unusual when the weather turns.

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