Birds that are visiting during autumn are scouting for food, so when cold weather hits and they require more calories they are prepared.

Food becomes harder to get during winter because insects stop flying, snow covers seeds, ice seals away tree buds and wild fruits.

During fall birds are studying their resources, noting where food is available, and locating alternatives.

If the birds discover that your yard is worth visiting, they’ll remember. When that first storm hits, they’ll be looking for food in your yard.

Fall is also a great time to help birds that are migrating to the South for winter, who need to fill up to continue their journey.