Should Seed Eating Birds Be Fed In Spring

Question From: Whitmore Lake, Michigan, United States
Q: Hi! I have read that some people stop feeding birds in the spring. I have always figured that the nesting mothers need all the help they can get; and of course the plants have not set seed yet, so food sources are diminished. I would think not all birds eat insects. What do you think?

A: Female and male seed eaters eat insects in spring, which they feed to their chicks. Birds are having issues this spring due to the unseasonably cold weather. I would continue feeding the birds for the next month at least. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy