Bring the Finches Back
I've heard it's bad to feed birds in spring and summer because it keeps them from using their natural food sources. Is this true?
—Darlene Martin, Parkersburg, West Virginia
George: This is a myth that just seems to live forever. There's absolutely nothing harmful about feeding backyard birds in summer. In fact, I encourage you to feed birds throughout the year. During summer, you may have some of the most delightful bird-watching experiences, such as seeing parent birds bring their youngsters to feeders for the first time.