Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County

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Written by CAROL POMEDAY
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Birds of myriad feathers flock to Joan Sommer's yard in the Village of Fredonia. If you don't see them, you can hear them singing in the trees and bushes, waiting for her to fill the feeders in her small yard.

She counted 18 feeders last week, but may have missed a few, and she's always adding more.

"I've come to believe that birds like to feed in flocks, probably for safety, so if you put out only one feeder, they're less inclined to come to it," Sommer said.

"I once had 100 goldfinches at one time. The more feeders you have, the more birds that will come. You don't have to have fancy feeders."

Each of her feeders holds a single type of seed that appeals to specific birds. She doesn't buy mixed birdseed.

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