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    What are birds eating in the snow?

    Thanks delia. My mom is a huge birder and I used to live right next to cornell's lab of ornithology, but I'm just a bird appreciator/feeder. :) Maybe some seeds blew in...that seems logical.
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    Birds (goldfinch) coming to drink but not eat?

    Y'all should be aware that shelled sunflower seeds are generally rancid and toxic. Pure garbage. I've read Udo Erasmus' bible on fats and oils, and know of what I speak. :) Keep it in the shell. I have a similar story with chickadees (Meise in german - and "to have a Meise" is a fun saying...
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    What are birds eating in the snow?

    Hi, thanks. I thought about that, but they look more like they're actively hunting/spotting something specific, not just sitting in one place eating snow. I do put water out occasionally but they never seemed to drink it so I quit doing it lately. I'll put some out again just in case. Probably...
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    What are birds eating in the snow?

    Birds are outside hopping around on the surface of fresh snow, eating something, and I can't figure out what it is. I highly doubt there are any seeds falling from plants/trees there, so I guess it must be insects, but it's been well below freezing for days, and is still just below freezing. Are...