[Tweeters] Don't take down hummingbird feeders

GENE BULLOCK genebullock at comcast.net
Fri Feb 12 08:17:09 PST 2021

WDFW is recommending removal of all bird feeders, including hummingbird feeders. I disagree with taking down hummingbird feeders. I see no evidence that hummingbird feeders contribute to the salmonella problem among finches. Anna's hummingbirds are thriving as far north as Southern Alaska because more people are feeding them during the winter. But they do rely on this supplemental feeding for their winter survival. Disrupting feeding during a cold snap will put them at greater risk.
Gene Bullock
Kitsap Audubon Society
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