Where to place a bird feeder

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Bird feeders should be positioned close enough to trees and shrubbery to provide cover from hawks, but not so close that squirrels can reach the feeders. Also, avoid placing feeders near low-growing evergreens or ground covers where cats can hide and pounce on ground-feeding birds.

Adrian Higgins

Adrian Higgins has been writing about the intersection of gardening and life for more than 25 years, and joined the Post in 1994. He is the author of several books, including the "Washington Post Garden Book" and "Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden."

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