The water works! Last winter I added a heater to one bowl of my fountain, what a difference that made. This year I've kept the fountain running with the heated water. Someone is always visiting. This is one time I don't mind the squirrels, I figure they have to drink, too. It's a great treat to watch and is closer to the patio door. c4
Thanks for great article and some wonderful suggestions for feeding winter birds.
The folks at Cornell Ornithology Lab have set up a site for counting the birds at your winter feeders: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/
What a wonderful article! This is the first year I made suet rather than buy it. I never thought of gathering wild fruits for use in the suet recipes. I did gather some black walnuts this fall. Would the walnuts (rather than peanuts) mixed into the suet attract birds, or would it be harmful to the birds?