I feed all year. My feeders are all eight feet off the ground and have never
been bothered. Each spring there are many bears in the neighborhood. We are
lucky to get a good look at them. No one in our area feeds them or does
anything to make them feel at home.
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From: Virginia Rasch <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] bears vs. birds
> I read that the bears are coming out of hibernation, and the Vt. Dept. of
> Fish and Wildlife is already advising folks to stop feeding the birds to
> the creation of nuisance bears.
> With hungry avian migrants coming back to not much native food out there
> (very few insects yet, for example), I notice the birds are much more
> my feeder of late. I don't want to stop feeding yet!
> Comments? When do most folks stop feeding the birds for this season?
> I'm sure this will generate many thoughts and opinions, which I welcome,
> I'm sure others will, too.
> Virginia in Calais