Wildlife biologists have good reason to recommend putting away bird feeders until winter - SentinelSource.com: Editorial

Wildlife biologists have good reason to recommend putting away bird feeders until winter

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Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:00 am

After March temperatures topped out in the 80s last year, it’s somewhat understandable that Northeasterners this year have been doing a fair bit of grumbling over spring’s slow arrival.

First, the state welcomed the season’s official start with buckets of snow and then a week later an Ohio prosecutor brought up Punxsutawney Phil, that famous furry forecaster, on tongue-in-cheek fraud charges over the groundhog’s shoddy early spring prediction. (Not to worry, Phil’s since been let off the hook.)

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