Thom Smith, NatureWatch columnist.

Blue jay at bird feeder

It's still too early to put out your bird feeders. 

Q: Is it time to begin feeding the birds? I usually don't begin feeding until near the end of December, but there are so many birds around this time of year and I can not help think that these birds are many that were at our feeders last season.


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