Song birds are missing!

@jillhill (37383)
United States
May 8, 2008 5:45pm CST
ON the front page of one of our state's(Minnesota) bigger papers there was an article this morning about all the song birds that are missing. They figure alot of them died. Why? The spring was so cold that there were not insects for them to feed on and so they died of starvation. What a saddness. I do try to feed the birds whenever I think about it but this makes me more aware that even the little ones that glide through the air need back up for mother nature. Do you feed the birds?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 May 08
I have hummingbird feeders and the house behind us has regular seed bird feeders. The birds also love it after the yard is mowed, they cover the yard.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 May 08
I have a feeder but there are fewer birds this year visiting it due to the kill off of incects. They do visit it but not like in the past. they need the bugs as well as seeds. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 May 08
I am thinking maybe some of the birds decided to come down south. We seem to have more than usual it seems. Hopefully the birds will return to sing their beautiful songs. I love sitting outside and listening to them sing and at night sit out and listen to the night time critters. by the say Grandpa, glad to see you are feeling better and back to posting.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 May 08
oops, by the SAY??? sorry, that should have read "by the WAY" lol
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@ellie333 (21029)
8 May 08
I don't personally as I have two cats and even though neither have ever bought me a bird home, only mice I wouldn't want to encourage them. However I have a lovely neighbour who has many bird feeders in her garden and I awake each morning to the beautiful sound of the birds singing and I also have a wild section of garden that is so high up the bank I cannot get to it and is fenced off and has lots of berry trees and wild strawberries for them to feed from. That story is so very sad. Ellie :D
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 May 08
Cats would not be good for birds! But it's nice you have berry trees around. Thanks for sharing...oh a cat story. My sister had a cat that really loved her....they say when your pet loves you they bring home a gift for you.....to show their love. Well her neighbor had homing pigeons....and one day she goes out into her screen porch and low and behold...Abby had brought her a gift of one of the neighbors homing pigeons.....well the neighbor kept telling my sister that she couldn't understand why their pigeon hadn't come home! My sister didn't dare tell her about the "gift" Abby brought home for her! LOL
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@ellie333 (21029)
9 May 08
Oooops. Thanks for sharing that story. That was a fair size catch for a domestic cat. No cats and birds are a definate no mix eh! I think I would have probably kept quite too. Ellie :D
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 May 08
I have noticed that there is fewer finches and cardinals in my yard as well as a few other smaller songbirds. A shame. I also seem to see less bugs like flies, gnats, bees etc etc this spring as well. Hope they come around soon for my yards sake. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 May 08
I was wondering about that....I didn't get those blasted beetles either this spring. Today I finally saw a box elder bug. But it was the first..
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 May 08
I was wondering about that....I didn't get those blasted beetles either this spring. Today I finally saw a box elder bug. But it was the first..
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 May 08
Ive had the Box Elders. A lot of them. But not one single Japanese Beetle yet this spring. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !~!~
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@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
9 May 08
I have a bird feeder but i seem to always forget to fill it. And for some reason I never fill it in the winter when they need it the most how silly of me. Well I will just have to remember more often.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 May 08
Me too.....I forget sometimes too when they really need it.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
11 May 08
I have in the past, and will in the future, but I am not at this time. I like to get those bells made from birdseed at wal-mart and hang them up in several places in the front yard. Usually the squirrels gets to them before the birds can finish them off though.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
12 May 08
I know what you mean...the squirrels get into everything!
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
9 May 08
Maybe some of your songbirds came over here as we sure have lots and lots of birds from warblers to mockingbirds to jays to crows and ravens to sea gulls and tern, not to mention the white heron. I do not feed birds here as there are too many cats that come in from the condo complex next door to my apt complex. but they seem to be thriving as we have lush lawns and a lot of flowering bushes. We even have a resident hummingbird with emarald feathers and a ruby neck who lives on nectar from all the blooming shrubs.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 May 08
Sounds like you have enough! And some beautiful ones at that! Thanks for sharing!