If you have a bird feeder, you might have noticed your feathered friends are MIA, but we’re being told don’t worry.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says this is somewhat normal, because the fall has been warmer than normal and birds are relying more on grains from the fields instead of your feeder a little later this year.
When we see our first snowfall or continued frost, you will see the difference.
“When that (snow/frost) happens all the natural food sources are gone, then they come back when they know there is food in our backyards,” specialist Brandon Pope said. “First frost comes through they come back to our feeders.”
Some sources of food for the birds right now include ragweed, a common allergen, and thistle and cone flowers.