Some backyard birders like to keep their feeders up year-round, but others like to wait to haul out bird seed and suet until the weather gets cooler and our local birds have a tougher time foraging for chow.
With another feeder season beginning right about now, The Bird Watcher invites you to share your best memory involving a favorite feeder — from the rare or weird bird you saw to the squirrel you managed to out-fox (out-squirrel?).
My favorite feeder was a housewarming present 17 years ago, and it has fed plenty of cool birds over the years — from an occasional rose-breasted grosbeak to a downy woodpecker that likes to pound away on the feeder itself.
How about you? Send your favorite feeder story (and digital photos thereof) to [email protected] for a possible column in The Record.