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Old 12-14-2018, 08:06 PM   #2
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Location: Pennsylvania

I definitely think "if you build it, they will come" is true.

I don't know the range of birds in search of food,but I know that there are year round residents, summer/breeding residents, and birds that travel through during migration...and I think some from more northern climes may settle here during the winter.

We have two acres in the country...(especially when we first moved here) there is a lot of open space (as well as areas for a small woodland); the first year here, I saw bluebirds in the winter. Early that spring, I put up nest boxes; I have had a nesting pair of bluebirds every year since.

Also, I think (but I am not sure) that the same birds tend to come back each year. I have a resident catbird in the summer. Each year as my natives mature and I add more, I seem to get more varieties of birds and more of each variety.
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