Are there any special concerns when feeding on the ground and what species can be attracted?
Ground feeding can be an effective way to attract species that do not normally visit hanging feeders. Feed can be provided on bare earth, short-cut grass, a low platform feeder or even a walkway. Various seeds, grain and berries can be used. If the feeding area is widely used it should be washed down or the feeding area rotated to different locations on a regular basis.

Feed sparingly if you ground-feed. Do not create large piles of seed that can become moldy. Large amounts of excess feed left out at night can attract rodents or other animals. Be wary if there are domestic cats in the area, ground feeding can increase the exposure of the native birds to the free-roaming cats.


Dark-eyed Junco

Junco's, doves, quail, brown thrashers, mockingbirds, white-throated and other sparrows will visit ground feeding stations.


 
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